Carlos Slim Helu is the first multi-millionaire of Mexican. He held the position of second-richest man from 2010 to 2013, as per Forbes. Carlos Slim is ranked as the fifth richest man in 2016. He holds an asset of $59.4 billion. He is not only a businessman but a generous philanthropist. But have you ever wondered what’s the role of his family in the success of a Mexican billionaire? In this article, we are going to have a close look at Carlos Slim Helu Family and their relationship.
Carlos Selim Halu was born to Julian Slim Haddad and Linda Helu Atta. Julian Slim Hadda, the father of the wealthiest man, was born in Lebanon in 1888. Later he migrated to Mexico at the age of 14 to meet his four brothers. His brothers were already living there at that time.
He married Linda Helu Atta, have a Lebnanian origin, in 1926, and had six children with her. Helu also established La Estrellita de Oriente, a dry good store, in Mexico. He died in 1953.
Carlos and his father had a very good relationship. His father used to teach him the basics of business: finance, accounting, and how to read financial statements.
Carlos Slim married his wife, Soumaya Domit, in 1966. Soumaya Domit, a socialite and philanthropist, lived from 1948 to 1999. She had a very loving relationship with Carlos, and their marriage lasted till her death.
Carlos Selim said in an interview that he doesn’t need to remarry. After his death, Carlos established the firm and named it CARSO in the memory of his beloved wife. He also founded a Museum in her name, Museo Soumaya. It shows Carlos affection and love toward his wife.
He has six children who were born to his wife.
Carlos Slim Domit:
Charlie Slim Domit, the eldest son, was born on 28 February 1967. He has done his graduation in Business administration from Universidad Anahuac. He followed the footsteps of his father and became a businessman.
Johanna Slim Domit:
Johanna was born as a third daughter to Carlos and Soumaya. She is the third daughter.
Soumaya Slim Domit:
Soumaya Slim Domit was born to Carlos Selim Helu and Soumaya Domit. She is their first daughter.
Patrick Slim Domit:
Patrick, the third son, was born to Carlos Slim Helu and Soumaya Domit. He is a graduate of the University of Anahuac. He is also a businessman.
Vanessa Slim Domit:
Vanessa Slim Domit, the second daughter, was born to Carlos Slim Helu and Soumaya Domit. She is married to Daniel Hajj, the CEO of America Movil.
Marco Antonio Slim Domit:
Marc Antonio Slim Domit, the second son of Carlos Slim Domit, is a businessman and philanthropist. He is currently serving as an independent director of Blackrock.