Breaking: Carlos Slim Gives Haiti 20 million dollars after the Hurricane Matthew

LONDON — Billionaire Carlos Slim has donated $20 million dollars to Haiti to help rebuild the country after being hit by disastrous Hurricane Matthew.

Carlos Slim made the donation through Bill Gates’s foundation as Bill Gates and other billionaires have teamed up to rebuild Haiti.

Carlos Slim is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world, but that position has been regained by Bill Gates.

His extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, SA de CV, have amassed interests in the fields of communications, technology, retailing, and finance. Presently, Slim is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil.

Hurricane Matthew is currently a Hurricane moving along the coast of the the southeastern United States, having earlier impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas

Nearly 900 people are known to have been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, with aid officials saying up to 90% of some areas have been destroyed.

Some of the hardest-hit towns are yet to be reached by land, and there are fears more bodies will be found.

Parts of Haiti’s south had faced “complete destruction”, aid workers told the BBC.

Hurricane Matthew has now made landfall in South Carolina in the US, having battered Florida on Friday.

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has downgraded it to a Category One hurricane, with maximum sustained winds having decreased to 75mph (120km/h).

But the NHC warned of a “serious inland flooding event unfolding”.

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