Inspite of being crowned as the richest man on planet Earth, three tmes in a row, Carlos Slim Helu lives in a modest house in the housing district of Mexican city “Lomas de Chapultepec”. Built in the 1930s the famous residential area houses some of the most influential and richest personalities. He moved into this house after his marriage and till now has spent over 40 years of his life in it. The house is only 3 miles away from his childhood home as well as his office. The mexican business tycoon is a modest man and does not believe in owning fancy cars and palatial houses around the world unlike most of the richest people of the world. The house comprises of only 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sitting lounge, and a gourmet kitchen . Along with all the other neighbouring houses, this house carries a Californian Colonial architecture with pitch roofs that highly compliment its carved doors and walls.
Duke Seamans Mansion
Apart from owning a modest house in Mexico city, Carlos Slim purchased the highly prestigious Duke Seamans Mansion in New York for a whopping sum of $44 million in the July of 2010. The luxurious mansion was designed and developed in 1901 and spreads over a vast area of 20,000 square feet of living space. It is located at 1009, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York.
The Duke Seamans mansion is one of the Fifth Avenue's last great private residences. The lavish mansion comprises of 12 luxurious bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 11 wooden fire places and just about every modern amenity a person can imagine of. The ultra high end area of Manhattan, The Fifth Avenue, has some of the very popular residents like Donald Trump, Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Lauren and Harrison Ford, to name a few.