On 8th August 2007, Fortune magazine reported that Carlos Slim had overtaken Bill Gates as the world’s richest man. Carlos Slim’s estimated fortune soared to US$59 billion, based on the value of his public holdings at the end of July. Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ net worth was estimated to be at least US$58 billion.
Carlos Slim is Mexico’s Monopoly. It’s hard to spend a day in Mexico and not put money in his pocket. The 67 year old tycoon controls more than 200 companies-he say he “lost count”;…As one Mexico City eatery jokes on its menu: “This restaurant is the only place in Mexico not owned by Carlos Slim”. (Cambodia Daily, David Luhnow, August 18-19 2007).
What is amazing about this news can be link to Tycoon Kith Meng who announced on Thursday August 30 2007 that there will be a joint venture with a Malaysian firm to bring the international fast food giant KFC to Cambodia. Probably people “lost count” on his business too: ANZ Bank, Telecommunication (Mobitel, Camsin and CTN TV channel), Lottery, Hotel Cambodiana Hotel)…….now he will also invest in Restaurant (KFC).
thats interesting. thanks for informing. i’ve been waiting for the day when some one else would surpass bill gates as the worlds richest man.
Where did Kith Ming get his money to establish the business in the begining from Hun Sen?. I thought Hun Sen is the richest man in Cambodia or the world. Since all the money pouring into Cambodia from world bank goes into his bank account in Swiss.
Thanks for your comment. heheh, in fact it is a comparison. Who know?
This sound so sick! Just hope I can get there by 2
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I want to know about who is the richest business man of Cambodia and also the millionairs list of cambodia too.I hope you can find and add it in to this website
i expect that some day the cambodian can break world record riches man in the world….
I think, it is not about Cambodian people will become one of the richer in the world. It is better aim for country developed, reduce gap between rich and poor, provide quality education to all rural areas etc, that will bit the world and the world will know Cambodia. It’s the country become richest, rather one person is the richest.
I think the richest people in Cambodia own and operate Tonle Group – Cambodia Business. It’s run by Dual Cambodian and Australian Citizen from what I’ve heard.