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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

Last updated on: June 20, 2011 11:16 IST
Soumaya Museum.
Carlos Slim, the world's richest man has opened one of the most amazing museums. Mexican billionaire Slim is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies, Telmex and America Movil.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

Last updated on: June 20, 2011 11:16 IST
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez (L) and Carlos Slim (C) at Soumaya museum.
Soumaya Museum is an aluminum-plated architectural wonder in Mexico that cost a whopping $34 million.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

Last updated on: June 20, 2011 11:16 IST
Exhibits at the Soumaya Museum.

The Soumaya Museum has a splendid art exhibits from Carlos Slim's personal collection.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

Last updated on: June 20, 2011 11:16 IST
Salvador Dali's sculpture Triumph Elephant stands outside the Soumaya Museum.

Over 6,200 artworks by Mexican artists like Diego Rivera and masterpices from Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, are beautifully showcased in the grand 60,000 square feet space.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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People walk outside the museum.
The museum will be home to one of the world's most important collections of Auguste Rodin's sculptures and also prominently displays works by Mexican muralists Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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Interior view of the museum.
The museum was built in the memory of his wife, Soumaya Domit, who died in 1999.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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People walk outside the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.
The architect of the 150-foot-tall building museum is Carlos Slim's son-in-law Fernando Romero.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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Interior view of the museum.
There is no entry fee to visit the museum.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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People sit near Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Thinker at the Soumaya Museum.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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Interior view.
The interior view of the museum.

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The world's richest man owns this magnificent museum

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Interior view of the museum.
The museum with 16,000 hexagonal aluminum plates is designed to reflect sunlight.