Amancio Ortega

Who is Amancio Ortega, the Spanish richer than Bill Gates?

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!

  • His net worth is $63 billion dollars.
  • Ortega´s dad was a railway worker, and he started working on a clothing store with 14 years old in La Coruña, Spain.
  • The company vision was to be not only the seller, but also the producer and distributor.
Zara store in New York


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.

The man himself, Amancio Ortega

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.

If you want to know more, check out these incredible facts about this man!

Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

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