29 posts and columns on Carlos Slim
News Byte$200 million debt offering, and will use the money for “general corporate purposes including, among other things, to pay down debt and other financial obligations.” The company had previously announced that it would pay off the $250 million it owes Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim ahead of schedule, but didn’t say where it would get the money. So go ahead and connect a dot or two if you’d like.
And Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. But don’t tell that to the investors buying up NYT shares today.
Microsoft bigwig Bill Gates got hip-checked off the top perch as the richest man in the world by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim on the annual Forbes list of the world’s Richie Richs. Often in the No. 1 spot, Gates actually got shoved off in 2008 by investor Warren Buffett (now No. 3), with whom he is good friends. Gates returned to the top rank in 2009, and now Slim–a telecom and more tycoon–has surpassed Gates’s net worth of $53 billion slightly with a $53.5 billion kitty.