(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Mexico's richest man, businessman and investor Carlos Slim. Nicknamed "El Ingeniero" (the engineer), he is the fourth richest person in the world, according to Forbes' list of the world's billionaires.
Birth date: January 28, 1940
His father was a Lebanese immigrant, as were his maternal grandparents.
1965 - Acquires a bottling company, Jarritos del Sur, and incorporates a stock brokerage, Inversora Bursatil. Also establishes real estate, construction and mining companies.