Mexican Billionaire businessman Carlos Slim has completed his purchase of the Greek island of Mykonos and wasted no time in fulfilling his promise to transform the island into a “small Mexican village,” according to sources.
He purchased the Greek island for an undisclosed amount, but real estate sources on the island say the transaction was worth more than $4 billion.
The richest man in the world, as ranked in Forbes Magazine between 2000 to 2013, is investing heavily in the Balkans, recently entering negotiations to buy a Bulgarian telecom company. He told friends he wanted a nearby island to escape to on the weekends during his negotiations with the Bulgarians.
He immediately began painting Mykonos’ famous white-washed village into bright Mexican-inspired pastels.
According to Forbes, his corporate holdings alone are estimated at over $70 billion.