5 Astonishing Billionaire Portfolios
As the saying goes, the first million is the hardest.
But those who crossed that threshold a couple billion ago will tell you it's still pretty difficult to manage a massive fortune. Here is a glimpse inside the portfolios of some of the world's wealthiest figures -- see where they've decided to park their vast wealth:
1. Carlos Slim Helu -- $53.5 billion
Recently named by Forbes as the world's richest man, Carlos Slim has been called the Mexican Warren Buffett. Slim has his hands in a variety of Mexican industries, with his total estimated wealth of $53.5 billion amounting to about 5% of Mexico's GDP.
This mogul made his fortune by taking the reins of a rapidly expanding telecom industry, but he's also been criticized for cornering markets with his monopolistic behemoths and possibly damaging the greater economy. Listed below are Slim's publicly disclosed holdings:
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