Soumaya Domit Gemayel Biography
(Philanthropist, Carlos Slim’s Wife)
Born In: Mexico City
Soumaya Domit Gemayel was a Lebanese-origin Mexican socialite and philanthropist who was married to Mexican business magnate, Carlos Slim Helú, from 1966 till her death in 1999. Her husband holds shares in numerous Mexican companies and is the CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso. He was named the richest person in the world from 2010 to 2013 by the 'Forbes' business magazine. During her lifetime, Soumaya supported her husband in his business ventures and was actively involved in his various philanthropic initiatives. Among others, she was responsible for the creation of a legal framework for organ donation. Museo Soumaya, the private museum opened at Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto in Mexico City by her husband in 2011, was built in her memory.