Carlos Slim has been on everyone’s lips when he has mentioned the five tips an entrepreneur needs to be successful. Despite this, the Mexican has caused some confusion throughout Mexico by spending $250,000 on a luxurious vehicle that he doesn’t even drive. Swipe to find out what it’s all about!
Carlos Slim is undoubtedly the most influential Mexican of recent times. In which, he has done business in education, health, transportation, media, energy and technology, among many others.. This trajectory allowed the Mexican to be number one on the Forbes list from 2010 to 2013.
Due to the magnitude of his investments, Carlos is currently considered the richest man in Mexico with a fortune that reaches 62.8 billion dollars. Where a large part of his fortune is due to being the majority partner in a Latin American telecommunications giant such as “Claro”.
Echoing the statements made by Carlos Slim towards entrepreneurs and towards all the Aztec people, we will talk and detail what for us was a bad decision that could generate some instability for the Mexican. We are talking about the acquisition of your Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a 4-door passenger car with an automatic gearbox of up to 9 speeds and rear-wheel drive. Among its comfort elements, there are AMG sports seats, dual-zone climate control, soundproof windows and infrared reflectors, exterior mirrors with ambient lights and electrical adjustment. Its purchase value is around $140,000.
Under its hood rest 455 Horsepower, powered by a V-8 cylinder gasoline engine capable of reaching maximum power revolutions between 5,250 – 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. All this allows it to reach a top speed of 250 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
We are talking about a car valued at $140,000, a figure that Carlos Slim can acquire without problems, given the aforementioned. But if it is so accessible, why was it not a good decision to acquire it? Well, this is where we must clarify that although this luxurious vehicle belongs to the businessman, it has a driver that he uses to carry out his personal transfers, while the investor rests and thinks about his next “play” in the back seat. Therefore, all the comforts and benefits of the car are better used by the driver than by himself.