Mexican Billionaire Still the Richest in the World

Via the BBC:  Carlos Slim tops Forbes rich list for fourth year.

I note this only because I am continually struck by the fact that if one was going to make up a name of the world’s richest man for a B-movie, one might come up with the name “Carlos Slim.”

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  1. Carlos Slim sounds like a name out of a Bond movie from the Roger Moore era

  2. Bob says:

    Carlos Slim is an Arab Mexican, of Lebanese decent to be exact. The family name Slim is approximate Spanish transliteration of common Arabic name Salim.

  3. Lynn says:

    And it’s actually Carlos Slim Helú