As the richest man in the world, how do you think Carlos Slim Helu house looks like? Big, luxurious with many exquisite ornaments and furniture from best Italy, France, and other exotic places in the world? Full of maids and facilities of the most recent technologies? Hundred acres of land with beautiful gardens and every single sport fields in it? No, Carlos Slim may have the money to make that all happens. But he don’t.
His house is a small modest house with gardens surrounding it. The furniture and ornaments may be charming and expensive, but overall it does not really say “I’m the richest man in the world.”
From outside, Carlos Slim Helu house looks like an average Mexican house with white painted walls and a small garden in front. Inside, the dominant color is beige, creating soft and warm nuance together with several yellow wall lamps and chandeliers lighted in almost every rooms.
The doors are white and give you the impression of clean and neat. There are flowers in every corner of the room and sometimes red hibicuses in the center of the room. Here and there we can see Catholic paintings and ornaments, giving not only beauty but also religious sense to the whole house. Outside, gardens with big and small trees are everywhere.
When asked by Larry King why he did not get a bigger house when he could afford one, he simply answered that he did not need one. Small house makes his family to come together while big house creates distance for its residents.
Definitely, Carlos Slim is a family man who puts his family first than just a prestige to have a big house that impresses guests. Until now, Carlos Slim has been living in this Carlos Slim Helu house for more than 36 years and he has not a slight intention to leave it.