Carlos Slik Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slik was ranked as the richest person in the world by Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.
Who is Carlos Slik?
When it comes to the most influential people in the world you would see this name prominent. Mr. Carlos is the richest person in America. He is compared to King Midas. He acquired multiple enterprises that led to the formation of the group Conglomerate. And this conglomerate has covered a number of industries that made Silk the wealthiest person.
How did Carlos Slik get so rich?
What made Carlos Slik famous?
He attained billionaire status in the aftermath of the economic crash of 1982, when the Mexican government, defaulting on foreign debts in light of a devalued peso, began nationalizing banks and scaring away business investors.
Carlos Slik Childhood:
His parents were Lebanese Immigrants. They shifted to Mexico when he was 14 years old. He has 6 siblings and Silk comes in 5th number. Carlos’s father was an educated and successful person so he wanted to see his children successful and from the beginning, he taught them the rule of earning and spending money.
Carlos Slik followed his father’s instructions and sees today where he stands.
Carlos Slik Education:
He was fond of establishing his own business. Carlos obtained his degree in civil engineering from UNAM. After receiving this degree he touches the heights of success and is still touching. His very 1st firm was established in 1965. He was more interested in real estate and construction businesses.
As explained earlier he belongs to a very well-educated and rich family. In 1967 he got married to a Lebanese lady and had 6 children. He was a very humble and down-to-earth person.
He loved his wife and children more than anything. Like Silk’s father, he himself also wanted to give his children a happy and bright future. At dinner and lunch, he used to instruct them about good and bad. Then his wife died and got really sad. He wanted to marry again but no one knows about his second marriage.
Carlos’s Carso Group:
Back in 1982 Mexico experienced some crises in many businesses. Carlos saved his business from falling apart and for that Carso, a group was made. Later on from the Mexican government, he bought Telmex which helped a lot in controlling all the telecommunication services. Carlos Slik knew that this business would prosper so he began to spread it and within some years this spread into America and US.
What kind of person was he?
You must be wondering why he was the owner of the biggest industry. He must be arrogant. So there is nothing like that. He was the nicest person. He was so humble and polite to everyone. Silk never hired a driver for him; he also drove his car himself and took his children for outings and dinners.
Carlos Slik’s death:
After seeing huge success in every business he got a hot disease and went to the hospital for his surgery and died in 1997. Now all of his business is handled by his sons. They are taking care of business just like their father and he is still considered as the wealthiest person.
Carlos Net Worth:
Mr. Carlos is the world’s 4th richest personality and his net worth is approximately 51.2 billion dollars. He has been considered the richest person without any gap.
Carlos Slik had a perfect personality in all aspects. Along with business, he had a great interest in sports. His favorite sports were baseball and football. Carlos was awarded with the National Sports Award of Mexico due to his contribution to sports.
Carlos Slik is a very famous name in the history of business. He established multiple businesses at a very little age. Carlos just kept working hard and smartly followed his dad’s path and became the number one business. He is really an inspiration for youth who think they can’t achieve anything. Work hard and you will achieve your goals.