Is the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, a libertarian? Via scotsman.com:
Slim said: “You don’t fight poverty with charity, with donations or with social assistance…
Reflecting on his public profile, Slim said recently: “When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered.”
• On wealth: “It is like an orchard, a fruit tree. You have to distribute the fruit, not the branch. You have to plant more seeds to create more wealth.”
Sure sounds like it.
He is certainly one of the most down-to-earth billionaires since Sam Walton. Examples: he does not have a computer, lives in a modest home and is very thrifty.