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Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim. Illustrated Timeline By: Rachel Ostrom. January 28,1940. Carlos Slim was born in Mexico City Parents Julián Slim Haddad and Doña Linda Helú. 1961. Carlos graduates from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as an engineer. 1966. Age 26

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Carlos Slim

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  1. Carlos Slim

    Illustrated Timeline By: Rachel Ostrom
  2. January 28,1940 Carlos Slim was born in Mexico City Parents Julián Slim Haddad and Doña Linda Helú
  3. 1961 Carlos graduates from the Universidad NacionalAutónoma de México as an engineer
  4. 1966 Age 26 had an accumulated wealth of $400,000 Started buying more things with his money
  5. 1967 Marries his wife SoumayaDomit
  6. 1980 Latin American economy was hurting Slim reformed many distressed businesses making huge profits for GrupoCarso
  7. 1990 gained notoriety in France Télécom and Southwestern Bell Corporation buying Telmex and Telnor Bought from Mexican government
  8. 1990 (cont.) Since Slim was very wealthy and refused using corporate jets and fancy offices Wore a “plastic” watch
  9. 1996-1998 first president of the Latin-American Committee of the New York Stock Exchange Administration Council
  10. 1997 Bought 3% of Apple Computer's stock right before the famous iMac line Huge gain
  11. 1999 Carlos wife Domit died of kidney ailment
  12. 2000 Organized the Fundación del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México A.C Purpose: revitalize and rescue Mexico City's historic downtown to enable more people to live, work and find entertainment in this area
  13. 2001 Became Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Restoration of the Historic Center
  14. 2002 His wireless carrier AméricaMóvilbought cellphone companies across Latin America Became the region's dominant company, 100+ subscribers
  15. 2003 Awarded the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor from Mexico's Chamber of Commerce “Gold patron" of the American Academy of Achievement Belgian Government awarded him the Leopold II Commander Meda, CEO of the year in 2003 by Latin Trade business magazine
  16. 2004 Awarded the CEO of the decade award by Latin Trade business magazine in 2004
  17. 2005 Sold his stake in MCI to Verizon Communications of the United States
  18. 2005 Helped lead an initiative that called on politicians to reform Mexico's justice system fight crime, boost public finances, improve health and education and develop infrastructure
  19. 2006 Donated $1.8 billion to charitable cause and give aways Give aways:95,000 bicycles to children of poor families to ride to their schools, 70,000 pairs of eyeglasses, and scholarships to 150,000 university students
  20. 2006 “Billion Dollar Baby” Cartoon came out in La Reforma newspaper Depicted Slim as boxer lying on back crushing a tiny opponent Telephone lines make up ropes around ring
  21. 2006 (cont.) Age 67 Passed Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest man according to Slim Watch
  22. 2008 According to Forbes, Slim is currently the second richest man in the world slightly behind Warren Buffett
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