Have you ever been to the Zara clothing store? Well, that’s all Amancio’s. Before Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos came, Ortega was once the richest man on earth. Check his story out!
He founded as a young age what is now Inditex, one of the largest conglomerates of clothing lines with brands like Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti and many others.
He made the news recently when, at the start of the pandemic, he decided not to fire any worker from his company. 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.
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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