Carlos Slim, El Chapo, included in Business Insider's 2015 Power List

The telecommunications mogul was ranked 25th while the fugitive drug lord was ranked 48th.

Slim has a net worth of US$27 billion while Joaquín Guzmán's fortune amounts to US$1.1 billion. (Photo: Special)
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The American news website Business Insider included two Mexicans in its list of the 50 most powerful people in the world: telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim and fugitive drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, better known as “El Chapo”.

“The richest man in Mexico, Carlos Slim Helú owns more than 200 companies in his home country. He's also one of the wealthiest self-made people in the world, with a net worth of at least US$27 billion. His interests lie in the financial, industrial, telecommunications, and media sectors, and he invested US$4 billion in 2015 to further expand his empire in Mexico. A savvy investor, Slim Helú bought a 6.4% stake in the New York Times for US$127 million in 2008 after the stock had cratered, making him the largest shareholder. He has since increased his ownership to 17%, a stake worth US$365 million thanks to The Times' resurgence,” Business Insider said about Slim, ranked 25th.

“Guzmán is perhaps the wealthiest and most notorious gangster on the planet, with a net worth of US$1.1 billion. The leader of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, El Chapo has been accused of importing over 180,000 kilos of cocaine into the U.S. Drug-enforcement experts estimate his cartel's annual revenues at greater than US$3 billion,” Business Insider said about “El Chapo”, ranked 48th.



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