Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world’s second-wealthiest person, is now reportedly the “largest investor” in the New York Times after doubling his ownership stake in the company.
According to a Bloomberg report, Slim exercised “options to acquire 15.9 million shares in the newspaper company” on Thursday, boosting “his stake to 16.8 percent of the company’s Class A shares.” Slim initially helped the Times stay afloat when he “lent the paper $250 million in January 2009.”
As Breitbart News has documented, the Times has been one of President Barack Obama’s most ferocious defenders on amnesty issues. It has, for instance, “asserted, even though the numbers prove otherwise, that it was ‘delusional'” to think Obama’s “DACA program lured more illegal immigrants to America,” mocked “its own Republican columnist for criticizing Obama’s potential Caesarism,” and “maligned opponents of Obama’s executive action, who have emphasized that granting millions of work permits to illegal immigrants would make it more difficult for American workers, of all races and backgrounds, to get jobs, as ‘nativists.’”
Slim, a fierce advocate for amnesty legislation, has reportedly “introduced a campaign to integrate about half a million” DREAMers into the U.S. workforce. And Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also started the pro-amnesty FWD.us lobbying group, pushed for comprehensive amnesty legislation at Slim’s charity event in Mexico last year.