A Secretive Mexican Tycoon Gets Investor Friendly

Carlos Slim is revealing more info about his sprawling empire

Fifty pounds lighter, Carlos Slim Helu is back in charge of his Mexican business empire after a brush with death following heart surgery in Texas last October. His sprawling conglomerate is getting a new look, too. Long known as a one-man show, the 58-year-old Slim is giving his three sons, ages 29 to 31, bigger roles to play in the array of companies he controls. Prodded by investors' complaints about the group's scant financial disclosure, he is also making public more information about his operations.

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