The tycoon Carlos Slim, richest man in Mexico and the number 16 among the richest men in the world, According to the magazine Forbes, has a fortune of $ 62.8 billion. For this reason, anyone would imagine that they like to have the most expensive things and show them off, however, Carlos Slim is the opposite of this, because he does not like to be ostentatious.
Proof of this, is his home in the Lomas de Chapultepec, which compared to what one would imagine, is quite austere. Slim lives in this neighborhood of the Mexico City, which is an exclusive area and where the wealthiest people in the capital live. He has lived there for decades, proof of this is that his now deceased wife also lived there Soumaya Domit, who died in 1999 and with whom he had six children. His children also grew up in this house.
In the home there are huge gardens with bonsai and sculptures. Inside his house he has various works of art, for example, in the dining room there is a painting of The Holy Family with Mary Magdalene by El Greco, there’s a Pissarro, a Bonet, sculptures by Rodin and photographs of moments spent with his family, plus some pictures of the Guadalupe’s Virgin. All these decorations are on his part, as he is an art lover.
The house has six bedrooms and is only two miles from his office.
Slim declared in an interview that he and his wife wanted to have a home where the family would be, because a large house, where one is in one place and another in another, causes the family to not integrate. He stated that his three daughters slept in the same room, as did his three sons.
Slim has described his mother as a wise woman, and thinks that wisdom does not come precisely from having studied a lot, but when a person knows what is allowed to do and what not.
His mansion in New York
In addition to his home in the Lomas de Chapultepec, Slim he also owns the only private mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York, which he acquired for a value of $ 44 million in 2010.
This mansion measures about 1,900 square meters and extends about 8.2 meters along the Fifth Avenue and 30.48 meters along Calle 82. Inside it there are eight floors, 12 bedrooms and 10 full baths. The property is in the number 1009 Fifth Avenue, in the Uper East Side neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. In front of this house are the Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It was built in 1901 by the studio Welch, Smith & Provot, and is built with limestone and red brick in the style Fine arts.
The ceilings are high and have hand-carved wood paneling, gold fixtures, and plaster friezes. In addition, it has a wide staircase that It goes up five floors and is surrounded by windows, as well as another separate staircase to access the upper floors.
Outside, the lower floors of the façade are made of limestone and the entrance is covered by a wrought iron canopy. The upper floors are clad in brick and adorned with limestone features and curvilinear bays.
Slim has declared that his goal, but that companies grow, develop, be competitive and efficient.
Another of the properties of the Mexican magnate is the house in which the actress lived Elizabeth Taylor con Michael Todd, who was her third husband, between 1957 and 1958.
Slim acquired the property in 2011, the year Taylor passed away, and it cost him nothing more and nothing less than 15.5 million dollars. The house has 1,400 square meters and has six floors, of which, the first four are for commercial premises and the last two, for offices, and it has a large private garden. The property would be used as offices when acquired.
The mansion is located in Manhattan and was built in 1903. The original price of the property was 18 million dollars, but the tycoon, with his ability to negotiate, managed to lower the price a little.
Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American film theater and television actress. His career spanned more than 60 years and gained popularity thanks to his participation in Hollywood films.