- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A company linked to Mexican telecom mogul and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helu has purchased a building in downtown Detroit.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1FbjuIS ) Tuesday that the limited liability company shares an address with the headquarters of Grupo Financiero Inbursa in Mexico City.

The newspaper says Helu controls the financial group.

Forbes magazine said Helu had been the world’s richest person for four years until Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates reclaimed it in 2014. Helu’s net worth was estimated last year at $72 billion. He also owns 17 percent stake in the New York Times Co.

The 10-story, 162,780-square-foot Marquette Building is nearly empty. It was bought for $5.7 million. It is located near the Cobo convention center.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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