Carlos Slim is the chairman of the Carlos Slim Foundation and Fundacion Telmex. In 1911, he established a dry goods store, La Estrella del Oriente. By 1921, he had purchased real estate in the flourishing commercial district of Mexico City. These enterprises became the source of considerable wealth.
Carlos Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1940 to Maronite Catholic parents Julián Slim Haddad and Linda Helú, both of Lebanese descent. Her parents upon immigrating to Mexico had founded one of the first Arabic language magazines for the Lebanese-Mexican community, using a printing press they had brought with them.
In August 1926, Carlos Slim and Linda Helú married. They had six children. He, who had been influential in the Lebanese-Mexican business community, died in 1953.
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