Is Carlos Slim Helú Jewish?

No, Carlos Slim Helú is not a Jew. He is of Lebanese origins and a Maronite Catholic by religion.

This Mexican businessman and philanthropist made his fortune in the telecommunications industry and other ventures such as retailing, construction, banking, insurance, railroads and mining.

Carlos is said to be the richest man in the world. Slim's wealth was estimated at $53.5 billion by Forbes (2010).

Helú topped the Forbes list again in 2011 at $74 billion. Yes, that was quite a nice bump. In 2012 he held steady at $73 billion according to Forbes.

He made an investment in the New York Times in 2010, "a $250 million loan intended to help the newspaper company finance its businesses." /updated repost/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on Carlos Slim Helu. He was here in the Dallas area recently according to the Dallas Morning News to watch the Mavericks.

What caught my attention is that he is listed at the "world's richest man." Being a Roman Catholic myself (we are in communion with the Maronite Rite) we of course have many Hispanics in our churches, some of whom are illegal. Many of them whether legal or illegal don't have financial resources.

It just astounds me that the richest guy comes from a country where so many are poor. Then they come here and we have to support them as a Church and a country. I don't know if he gives our diocese in Dallas any money or not --- we have plenty of Mexicans here. He could support his own.

Thanks for listening. (Please don't put me on your e-mail list. I just happened to drop in via a search for Helu.) Now you have some "Catholic gossip."