With great wealth comes great power which may have a positive or negative impact on whoever wields it. Soumaya Domit sought to use her position as the wife of one of the world’s wealthiest men. This is why, many years after her death, she is regarded as someone whose charitable efforts affected many lives.

Soumaya was a Lebanese-Mexican celebrity, Socialite, and philanthropist and has best known as the wife of Carlos Slim Helu. Let’s learn about her Life biography in detail.

Quick Facts
Full NameSoumaya Domit Gemayel
Date of Birth1948, in Mexico
HusbandCarlos Slim
Net Worth$76 Billion (Husband)
Famous AsSocialite, Philanthropist
Died on1999 at the age of 51
Number of Childrens6

Early Age

Soumaya Domit Gemayel took birth in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1948, in the house of her parents Antonio Domit Dib and Lily Gemayel Domit. She grew and raised up with four brothers and sisters. Her husband, Carlos Slim Hel, is a Maronite Christian of Lebanese heritage. Domit’s mother passed away in 1998, a year just before she died.

Soumaya’s family is from a Lebanese warlord tribe infamous for losing their dignity during Lebanon’s civil war in 1975. This portion of her ancestry was only discovered several years after she died, which is not strange considering that her marriage to a world-class business magnet received all of the attention.


Soumaya Domit rose to fame because of her husband, who was a billionaire. However, information related to her career or what she used to do in her life before her death is still a mystery.

Whereas, her spouse has stock in several Mexican corporations and serves as CEO of Telmex, America Movil, and Grupo Carso. From 2010 through 2013, he was ranked the world’s richest person by the business journal ‘Forbes.’ Soumaya did support her husband’s business activities and actively involved in his numerous charity activities throughout her life.

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Personal Life

Soumaya Domit initially met her future husband, Carlos Slim Hel, for the first time in 1964, at the age when he was 24 and she was only a teenage girl. Both of their moms had Lebanese-Mexican ancestors who were friends too. Her childhood days were passed just a few houses away from her family home.

In 1966, the two got married. That year, they headed on a 40-day honeymoon tour to numerous places throughout the world. The honeymoon journey took them to beautiful places like England, Greece, New York, Naples, Spain, and France.


In 1967, she gave birth to their first child, son Carlos Slim Domit. Soon after that, the couple welcomed their five more sons and daughters named Patrick and Marco Antonio, Soumaya, Vanessa, and Johanna.


Soumaya happily spending her life with her husband and lovely kids as they lived together till 1999. She left this world at the age of 51 as the cause of her death was kidney failure. Back in time, Soumaya has received a kidney transplant from her mother when she was 30 years old.

A photo from their wedding ceremony, in which he used to wear a bow tie and she wearing a long, sweeping bridal gown, captured a permanent place in their family home. Her adoring husband, who has publicly stated his desire not to remarry, maintains a fading photo of her on his desk at all times, despite the fact that the old circular frame is shattered.

Net Worth

As mentioned earlier, Soumaya Domit’s career mystery is still unsolved. So it is not possible to predict her sole net worth. However, her husband Carlos Sim Hel has collected the mass fortune making his net worth $76 Billion as of 2021. He holds the fifth rank in the world’s richest man in the world as of 2019.

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