Carlos Slim
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Mexico
2018

Grupo Carso

Carlos
Slim

Founder

Slim built his fortune — now valued at $67 billion, per Forbes in 2018 — after the economic crash of 1982, investing in the industrial, commercial and real-estate sectors at rock-bottom prices. In 1990, he acquired Telmex with SBC and France Telecom and has grown one of the largest telecom infrastructures in Mexico, Latin America and central and Eastern Europe, with a fiber-optic network of some 500,000 miles and nine satellites. His América Móvil is a wireless provider with mobile, fixed, pay-TV, OTT, broadband and data-center services in 25 countries that has been investing in original content for its revived OTT streaming service, ClaroVideo. More recently, his Carlos Slim nonprofit has been working to bolster education, health and employment in Mexico.

Career

  • América Móvil
  • Claro Video
  • Telmex

Education

  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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