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He Is The .0001%

  • 03.05.13 04:11 PM EST

From the son of Lebanese immigrants in Mexico City, to topping Forbes’ richest man in the world, Carlos Slim has telecommunications to thank for his immense wealth. The 73-year old tops the list for the fourth consecutive year and is worth $73 billion.

Slim’s career began as a trader in the ‘80s, but things really started to take off after he acquired telephone companiy TelMex. He then went on to build America Movil, which now dominates Latin America’s phone market.

His power and influence touches many industries, including fashion and the US media.