March 29, 2011

MEXICO: World’s Richest Man Opens His Soumaya Museum In Mexico City

NEW YORK / Forbes Magazine / Forbes Life / Lists / March 29, 2011

By Kerry A. Dolan

In Mexico City, the world’s richest man has officially given his gift to the city: Carlos Slim Helu’s new Soumaya Museum is now open to the public.

The museum, designed by his architect son-in-law Fernando Romero, is open to the public for free and houses Slim’s vast art collection—reportedly 70,000 pieces, spanning works by Rodin, Leonardo da Vinci and other European artists as well as those by Mexican muralists Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, to name just a few.

Only a small handful of the world’s 1,210 billionaires can claim to have their own museum, though many have vast art collections. Continue reading....

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Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu was born on January 28, 1940. 

He has a record-breaking fortune of $74 billion. His net worth grew $20.5 billion in a year. Getty Images

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