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July 7, 2010

Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver has bought and sold some of the world’s most famous watch brands, but says he has no plans to put his time and effort into succession planning, writes Margie Goldsmith.

Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver has bought and sold some of the world's most famous watch brands, but says he has no plans to put his time and effort into succession planning, writes Margie Goldsmith.

The death last week of family-controlled Swatch Group founder Nicolas G Hayek saddened Biver, who knew him from his time as a board member of Swatch from 1992 to 2003.

March 11, 2010

Mexican telecommunications baron Carlos Slim has overtaken Microsoft owner Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffet to take the top spot in a list of the world’s richest people.

Mexican telecommunications baron Carlos Slim (pictured) has overtaken Microsoft owner Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffet to take the top spot in a list of the world's richest people.
 
Slim, who runs the empire with his family, has an estimated fortune of $53.5 billion, which he increased by $18.5 billion last year. He is the first non-American to top the list in 16 years. Gates and Buffet come in second and third with an estimated $53 billion and $47 billion respectively.
 

March 1, 2008

Members and owners of family businesses are among the wealthiest people on the planet. Families in Business takes a look at the wealthiest top 10 and analyses how they came to be there

1. Carlos Slim Helú (pictured) is the head of Telmex, a Mexican telecommunications empire that he runs with his sons. He is the world's richest family business owner with a fortune, worth an estimated $60 billion, that surpasses even that of Bill Gates. Slim's father was a Lebanese immigrant who started a dry-goods store in 1911. Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when we bought Telmex from the Mexican government.

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