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Forbes: Richest are richer than ever

Forbes: Richest are richer than ever

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- According to Forbes magazine, there are more new billionaires than ever before and their collective worth has reached $6.4 trillion.
Aileen Graef
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

Commentary: Rags to riches to rags

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The dark side of the financial moon is the U.S. Treasury that says financial institutions file more than 15 million “suspicious activity reports” every year.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

UPI NewsTrack Business

Market skid turns around in late trading ... Spending cuts don't scare Wall Street ... Carlos Slim still world's richest man ... Truckers in Colombia begin strike ... News from United Press International.

Carlos Slim still world's richest man

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Forbes magazine said Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu kept his perch as the richest person in the world in 2013.
Hulu airing Larry King's new show

Hulu airing Larry King's new show

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- The new digital Ora TV network announced Tuesday a multi-year deal that provides Hulu with the rights to stream the U.S. chat show "Larry King Now."

Carlos Slim Helu world's richest man

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico is the world's richest man for the third year in the row with $69 billion, Forbes magazine said Thursday.

Forbes names the year's richest

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu held his place at the top of the list of the world's richest people for 2011, Forbes Magazine said Thursday.

Buffet world's richest man

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Investor Warren Buffet, worth an estimated $62 billion, has overtaken Bill Gates as the richest man on Earth, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday.

Mexico's Slim tops Buffet as No. 2 richest

MEXICO CITY, April 12 (UPI) -- Mexican telecom titan Carlos Slim Helu has quietly slipped ahead of Warren Buffet as the world's second-richest man, Forbes magazine said.

Mexican telecom mogul worth billions

MEXICO CITY, March 9 (UPI) -- Mexican telcom mogul Carlos Slim Helu is worth an estimated $49 billion, The Los Angeles Times reported citing a Forbes magazine survey.

Forbes says Gates still richest man alive

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Bill Gates, worth an estimated $50 billion, has been tabbed the world's richest person for the 12th consecutive year in Forbes' rankings of the super-wealthy.

Verizon gains edge in MCI acquisition

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York-based Verizon Communications Inc. has gained an edge in its campaign to acquire MCI Inc., with the purchase of 13 percent of MCI stock.
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Carlos Slim Helú (Arabic:كارلوس سليم حلو) (Spanish pronunciation: ), simply known as Carlos Slim (born January 28, 1940) is a Lebanese-Mexican businessman and philanthropist largely focused on the telecommunications industry. He is currently the third wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of around US$35 billion through his holdings.

Slim has a substantial influence over the telecommunications industry in Mexico and much of Latin America. He controls Teléfonos de México (Telmex), Telcel and América Móvil companies. Though he maintains an active involvement in his companies, his three sons — Carlos, Marco Antonio and Patrick Slim Domit — head them on a day-to-day basis.

Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His father, Julián Slim, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic, immigrated from Lebanon at the age of 14. In 1911, Julián established a dry goods store called La Estrella del Oriente (Star of the Orient) and purchased real estate in downtown Mexico City. He and his wife, also Lebanese but born in Mexico, had six children, of whom Carlos was the youngest boy. Julián's wife is Helen Helú Atta who was born in Parral, Chihuahua to José Helú and Wadiha Atta.

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