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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.

November 1, 2006

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

Charles Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office based in St Louis, Missouri.

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

March 1, 2005

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn’t happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

Dennis Jaffe  is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com.

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn't happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

January 1, 2005

“Any fool can make a fortune. It takes a man of brains to hold on to it after it is made.”

Johan Lambrecht and diane arijs are respectively director and scientific researcher of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship, EHSAL-KU Brussel in Brussels.

"Any fool can make a fortune. It takes a man of brains to hold on to it after it is made."

January 1, 2003

Family wealth brings with it responsibility and children should be comfortable with financial issues from the most basic to the most sophisticated. To this end, an increasing number of family offices are focusing on the need to educate younger family members in the care and management of the family fortune

Ian Youngman is a freelance writer based in
the UK.

Family wealth brings with it responsibility and children should be comfortable with financial issues from the most basic to the most sophisticated. To this end, an increasing number of family offices are focusing on the need to educate younger family members in the care and management of the family fortune

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