25 Quotes by Warren Buffet of Mexico: Carlos Slim

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Carlos Slim is a Mexican Business Magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was ranked the richest person in the world for a number of years. Even today, he is one of the richest person on the planet.

He is also known as the Warren Buffet of Mexico and is known to invest in diverse fields including education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation etc.


25 Quotes by Carlos Slim:

1. “It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country.” – Carlos Slim

2. “Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business.” – Carlos Slim

3. “At 25, I made many companies. I was thinking more like a businessman or entrepreneur than a CEO. I created many companies, small companies, medium companies. I tried to be involved in many kinds of activities, in finance, in real estate, in mining.”  – Carlos Slim

4. “When I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments.” – Carlos Slim

5. “You should have more time for you during all of your life – not when you’re 65 and retired.” – Carlos Slim

6. “I’ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it’s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.” – Carlos Slim

7. “How can you be on top of the things you do? I think when you are involved in a business, first of all you need to know the business. After that you know the business, you can – the numbers tell you what is happening. You can read with the numbers.” – Carlos Slim

8. “If Wal-Mart invests a billion dollars and others invest $100 million, Wal-Mart is going to grow more.” – Carlos Slim

9. “You want to have a toy and another toy, and that’s not maturity. The biggest things in life are not materials.” – Carlos Slim

10. “My parents weren’t artistic, but I was always surrounded by beautiful things. And Mexico is a country which has experienced thousands of years of art and culture.” – Carlos Slim

11. “In high school, I loved history. I also loved cosmography, algebra. Mexico is so rich in culture and history, and I have always enjoyed that.” – Carlos Slim

12. “If you are in business, you are not enjoying. You are working.” – Carlos Slim

13. “You cannot make thousands of universities or hundreds of thousands of professors, but with technology and the Internet you can have great courses and make a digital university.” – Carlos Slim

14. “It’s a society of knowledge and experience. You have better experience and knowledge when you are 60, 65 and 70.” – Carlos Slim

15. “Low interest rates are a big opportunity for investment. But the issue is that this money should go to the real economy, not the financial economy.” – Carlos Slim

16. “The artistic part of us all – I think that the easiest way to appreciate this – is through architecture. Architecture is very impressive; the beauty of buildings, temples.” – Carlos Slim

17. “We don’t take anything when we pass away, and we need to do with the sense of responsibility.” – Carlos Slim

18. “Our philosophy is you need to give nonprofit money for health, nutrition, education, culture, and sports.” – Carlos Slim

19. “You need to support human development and human capital as much as possible. And we’ve had 25 years of programs, great programs. We supported 125,000 surgeries. We fund 15,000 scholarships every year for college and higher education. We gave bicycles for rural areas. We gave laptops.” – Carlos Slim

20. “You don’t need to raise taxes on rich people, because they create capitalization and investment. But you need to tax speculation – meaning capital gains.” – Carlos Slim

21. “I buy companies for strategic reasons and operate them.”  – Carlos Slim

22. “We really think highly of the executives at SBC. And Microsoft is one of the great companies of the 21st century. It is in all of our best interests to work together. In this new wave of technology, you can’t do it all yourself; you have to form alliances.” – Carlos Slim

23. “Any personal crisis – you have to use it to get stronger.” – Carlos Slim

24. “There are people who are good for letters and others that are good for numbers.”- Carlos Slim

25. “The year 1983 was crazy. People wanted to sell not only their investments… but also their companies.” – Carlos Slim

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