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The poor make you rich


Every day in Mexico, it’s virtually impossible not to end up paying for something that will contribute to the vast empire of Carlos Slim, the country’s wealthiest businessman, who vies with Bill Gates for the crown of ‘Richest man in the world’.


Take any one of the 20 million Mexicans living in the country’s capital, Mexico City. He starts off his day with a newspaper and coffee from Sanborns, calls his mum on a Telmex landline and sends a text message via the Telcel mobile network. Then he drives his car insured with Seguros Inbursa and withdraws money from the Inbursa bank, buys a tie from the Mexican branch of Sears, and to top it all off he puts his feet up in his apartment built by Immeuebles Carso. All companies belonging to Carlos Slim.

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Every day in Mexico, it’s virtually impossible not to end up paying for something that will contribute to the vast empire of Carlos Slim, the country’s wealthiest businessman, who vies with Bill Gates for the crown of ‘Richest man in the world’.


Take any one of the 20 million Mexicans living in the country’s capital, Mexico City. He starts off his day with a newspaper and coffee from Sanborns, calls his mum on a Telmex landline and sends a text message via the Telcel mobile network. Then he drives his car insured with Seguros Inbursa and withdraws money from the Inbursa bank, buys a tie from the Mexican branch of Sears, and to top it all off he puts his feet up in his apartment built by Immeuebles Carso. All companies belonging to Carlos Slim.

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