#7. Carlos Slim Helu

Net worth: $67.1 billion Age: 78 Source of wealth: telecom Country of citizenship: Mexico Wealth equal to: Lithuania ($63.7B) and Mauritania ($3B) with $400 million left over Wealthier than 127 countries. Carlos Slim Helu controls America Movil, Latin America's biggest mobile telecom firm. The 78- year-old tycoon doesn’t believe in philanthropic handouts, so instead he launched Aprende.org, a free educational platform that anyone with a smartphone can access.  

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