Profiles in Personal Finance: Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim is currently the richest man on earth with 67.8 billion dollars in his account. His fortune has grown an average of 3.5 billion dollars a month so far this year. He lives in Mexico, a country where more than half the population struggles in poverty. Slim controlled companies currently account for nearly half of the entire Mexican stock exchange's value. Slim's ascent up the world wealth league has been very rapid. Here's a look at who he is and how he did it. (more…)
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