Carlos Slim beat Bill Gates on the title “Richest Man on Earth” this year. The difference between Carlos Slim and Bill Gates’ fortune is half a billion. For fifteen years, Bill Gates had this title all to himself and this made people curious on who Carlos Slim is and what does he do. Not many people know him and we are going to tell some facts about this very wealthy man.
Carlos Slim is a Mexican engineer and businessman who focuses on the business of telecommunications. When you tap an industry like this and you hit ‘Bingo’ you would really get rich as people can’t live aside without getting hold of cellphones and internet connections. He owns the Telmex Companies in Mexico. Last year, 2009, he was ranked as the worlds third richest person. But this year, his fortune amounts to a total of 53.3 billion dollars.