OCCUPATION: Telecom baron, world's second-richest man
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The architect of Telmex and America Movil (the biggest players in the Latin American telecom market) possesses a whopping 8% of Mexico's GDP.
CON: Federal regulators say Telmex (90% of the landline market) and American Movil (75% of Mexican wireless subscribers) are aggressive, anticompetitive monopolies and talk of regulatory action has shaken Slim's stock. Is he headed Gatesward?
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