Soumaya Domit was a Mexican philanthropist who was popularly known for being the wife of Mexican business philanthropist, investor, and magnate Carlos Slim. She is the wife of the businessman who was once listed by Forbes as one of the richest persons in the world.

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Birth NameSoumaya Domit
Birth Date1948
Death1999 aged 51(Kidney Problem)
Home townMexican city
NationalityMexican
Ethnicitymixed
FatherAntonio Domit Dib
MotherLili Gemayel Domit
SiblingsMichel Domit Gemayel (Brother)
EducationUnknown
SpouseCarlos Slim
SonsCarlos Slim Domit, Patrick and Marco Antonio
DaughtersSoumaya, Vanessa and Johanna
Social mediaNone
ProfessionPhilanthropist
Net WorthUnknown
Soumaya Domit
Soumaya Source: Facts Ninja

Where was Soumaya born and raised?

Soumaya Domit was born in a Mexican city in 1948 to a Lebanese parent. His father, Antonio Domit Dib was a businessman from Lebanon who moved to Mexico with his wife Lili Gemayel Domit who died in 1998, a year before the death of her daughter, Soumaya. She has a brother named Michel Domit Gemayel and she grew up in a wealthy family.

Domit’s nationality is Mexican and she was of mixed ethnicity with Lebanon ancestry. She has great ancestry and is known that she is the descendant of a Lebanese warlord who was defeated during the 1975 Lebanon civil war.

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How did Soumaya start her Career?

Soumaya was a philanthropist. She helped her husband in his philanthropic work so that her husband does not have to worry about his work. Her husband used to focus on his business while on the other side, his philanthropic work was handled by her. On her husband’s side, Domit made several donations.

Domit has founded 3 non-profit foundations by her husband’s side. One of the foundations is of arts, education, and health care while the other is of sports and for downtown restoration respectively. About 5 percent of the profit from his business goes to his 3 foundations.

He has provided bicycles to more than 300 thousand rural children in his of his country and has provided over 800 thousand free surgical operations and over 130 thousand eyeglasses to poor children all through his foundations. His foundations have helped 2.5 million people in Mexico with free digital education and computer access.

Other than that, the foundations have done several charitable works by donating hundreds of millions for antipoverty projects in American, another hundred million in Mexico for health improvements, and several others.

 

Who is Domit married to?

Soumaya Domit in her wedding with Carlos Slim
Soumaya in her wedding with Carlos Slim    Source: Google

Soumaya Domit met the love of her life back in 1964. Her future husband, Carlos Slim who was born in 1940 was 24 years old when he first met Soumaya. At that time, Soumaya was only 16 years old. They used to reside in the same city only a couple of blocks away. They met each other through their mothers who were friends with each other.

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Carlos Slim also had Lebanese and Mexican heritage which made the family come together. The couple met each other again in 1966 and tied their knot in 1967. The couple went on a 40-day honeymoon trip traveling to 6 different countries namely England, Greece, France, Spain, New York, and Naples.

Domit gave birth to her first child in 1967 named Carlos Slim Domit. The couple welcomed 5 more children of which 2 more sons namely Patrick and Marco Antonio and 3 daughters namely Soumaya, Vanessa, and Johanna.

 

Physical Features

Soumaya was 51 years old when she died. She was an amazing woman and loved by the people. She used to have a professional look on her face. As a Lebanese daughter, she had black eyes and black hair. She had an average body build and a tall height.

 

Social Media

Soumaya Domit was not a social media user. She never made public interactions except for her professional purposes. She never used Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. She used to indulge herself in her work and would not prefer to talk about her social life and privileges to the public.

 

Cause of Death and Memory

In 1999, Soumaya died at the age of 51 due to kidney failure. Her husband, Carlos Slim was devasted after her death. Regarding her memory, he built a private non-profit museum in Mexico City called Museo Soumaya. It was one of the most visited museums in Mexico back in 2000. The design of the museum was done by her son-in-law, Fernando Romero.

Carlos Slim family portrait
Carlos Slim family Source: The Daily Records

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Net worth

Being the wife of the only richest person in Mexico and one of the richest persons in the world, Domit’s had a huge net worth. Her husband currently has a net worth of 68.9 billion dollars as of 2021 and ranks in 24th position on the world’s richest person list.

 

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