Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexico-based art collector, who is a telecom business magnate with billions of dollars to his name. He is reported to have a net worth of $69 billion, and is one of the richest persons in the world.
Carlos Slim Helu loves to collect art, and his grand art collection mostly includes classical paintings and sculptures. He has a private art museum called the ‘Museo Soumaya’ in Mexico, which is named after his late wife Soumaya Domit. Here is a photo of his art museum.
Kissing sculpture by Auguste Rodin
Carlos Slim Helu’s art collection includes:
- About 380 paintings and scuptures by Auguste Rodin. This is the world’s largest number of paintings owned by a private individual, of a single artist.
- A collection of beautiful wine glasses, valued at $1 million. This wine glass collection previously belonged to Porfirio Diaz, the President of Mexico, who ruled the country from 1876 to 1911.
Here is a video of some of Auguste Rodin's sculptures at Carlos Slim Helu's Museo Soumaya in Mexico.
What do you think of Carlos Slim Helu’s art collection? Do you have any nice art pieces of your own?
Other Famous Art Collectors:
- Sheikha Al-Mayassa
- Francois Pinault
- Dmitry Marvommatis
- Philip Niarchos
- Ronald S.Lauder
- Pierre Chen
- Eli and Edythe Broad
- Steven A.Cohen
- Leon Black