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Carlos Slim

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The Resume

    (January 28, 1940- )
    Born in Mexico City, Mexico
    Mexican of Lebanese ancestry
    Telecommunications entrepreneur
    Chairman and CEO of Telmex, Telcel and America Movil
    Business holdings encompass 200 other companies in construction, banking and restaurants
    Replaced Bill Gates at #1 on Forbes' list of the world's wealthiest people (2010)
    Net worth of $53.5 billion (2010)

Why he might be annoying:

    Like Gates, he has been accused of building his fortune through monopolistic practices.
    His companies control 80% of Mexico's landlines and 70% of its cell phone services.
    He has mocked Gates' charitable efforts.
    He refuses to use a computer, insisting that his aides summarize business deals on a single sheet of paper.
    He agreed to an interview with USA Today only if the journalist would pass along his suggestions for improving the paper's baseball box scores.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He began investing in government bonds at age 11 and in the Mexican National Bank at age 15.
    His business ambitions were partly inspired by an article about J. Paul Getty in 'Playboy.'
    He still lives in the modest six-room house he bought three decades ago. (Albeit, a modest house with paintings by Van Gogh and Renoir and sculptures by Rodin.)
    He enjoys weekly communal meals of quesadillas or chile releno with his six children.
    The magazine 'Latin Trade' declared him CEO of the decade (2009).

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying