Have you ever been to the Zara clothing store? Well, that’s all Amancio’s. Before Amazon and Tesla CEOs Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk arrived, Ortega was the richest man on Earth. Watch the video about his life, below.
Amancio grew his portfolio and diversified his businesses, buying premium real estate around the world and focusing in American cities like New York, Chicago and Miami.
The company vision was to be not only the seller, but also the producer and distributor. At the start of the pandemic, he decided not to fire any worker from his company. They thanked him with an emotional thank-you video that left him in tears.
Apart from leaving his sons and grandchildren with great wealth, he can always tell the story of how in 2015 he was, shortly, the richest man on earth after taking over the spot of Microsoft’s CEO, Bill Gates. Not bad for a guy who started selling underwear door to door!
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