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Carlos Slim Doesn’t Worry About What People Say

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu, one of the world's richest men, smiles during a panel discussion about Latin America at the Clinton Global Initiative September 27, 2007 in New York.
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“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead.”

Carlos Slim Helú is the richest man in Latin America with an estimated net worth of $63.1 billion as of 2019. Through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, the businessman owns America Movil, Latin America’s largest mobile telecom firm, through which Slim also has a stake in Telmex, Mexico’s sole phone company.

Additionally, Slim is also the largest single shareholder of The New York Times Company, of which he owns 17 percent. Grupo Carso also includes a number of stakes in mining, real estate, Mexican construction, and more.