Newly Magnanimous Magnate

June 28, 2007

“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 Helu, the first or second richest man in the world–depending on the month

“Our concept is more to accomplish and solve things, rather than giving — that is, not going around like Santa Claus.”
Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican telecom tycoon

Read about Slim’s charitable plans for health & education at www.nytimes.com

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2 Responses to “Newly Magnanimous Magnate”

  1. Mobey said

    Be careful. This guy has a robber baron rep.

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