A Mexican Is The Richest Man In The World

03.11.10 8 years ago 26 Comments

For all you low-life types that like to put Mexicans at the brunt of your jokes, it’s time to eat crow (and a 33 gallon bowl of Albondigas). According to Forbes, Carlos Slim Helú just made it rain in Bill Gates’ face and still has more pesos to play with.

Carlos Slim Helú is the name and cell phones are his game. While his empire América Móvil may not be so widespread on U.S. soil (although 14 million isn’t too shabby), it is the fourth largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers as well as the largest corporation in Latin America.

I wonder if he used a green, white & red Blackberry Curve to call up William Gates and taunt him when the news broke. The conversation probably went something like this…

Señor Slim: Hey Billy! Still peddling computer chips I see. I told you long ago the world was going cellular but you chose not to listen. Now look at you! Standing in the unemployment line.

Bill Gates: Well, I’m still on the list Mr. Helú. And Melinda and I just donat…

Señor Slim: You do know this is an international call right? Sure you got the funds to cover this?

Bill Gates: I’m canceling your XBox Live subscription.

Señor Slim: Too bad I’m buying you out. Word got out at the market that you’re weak Gates. I crush all my enemies. I’ll tell you what, next time you’re in Cancun, come to the Sheraton lobby and ask for Slim. I’ll get you a job chump.

Yeah I’m sure that’s exactly how it went. Worth an estimated $53.5 billion, Señor Slim can cuss out the Pope in Spanish and still sit front row at Mass. Who would of thought the Industrial Average would cross the border? Now about their economy…


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