Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Carlos Slim's Monthly Salary
His monthly "salary"? $24,000 USD a month or the equivalent of $300,000 MXN/month at today's rates. What was most interesting to me was to read the comments below the article from readers.
Never have I seen people so divided over one person. Many people complained that it was "outrageous" that he would take such a salary when millions of people in Mexico are barely making it. Others applauded his business saavy and thought that he had earned it.
Some of Carlos Slim's businesses:
Telmex (which includes Prodigy Internet)
Saks Fifth Avenue (only one in Mexico)
Percentage of stock in the New York Times (largest shareholder that is not a family member)
....and many more!
Love him or hate him, you cannot deny his ability to run profitable businesses!