#11 Amancio Ortega

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REAL TIME NET WORTH

$81.9B
as of 10/23/21
  • Amancio Ortega of Spain is one of the wealthiest clothing retailers in the world.
  • A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Inditex, known for its Zara fashion chain, with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975.
  • He owns about 60% of Madrid-listed Inditex, which has 8 brands, including Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear, and 7,500 stores around the world.
  • Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year.
  • He has invested his dividends primarily into real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
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Stats
Age85
Source of WealthZara, Self Made
ResidenceLa Coruna, Spain
CitizenshipSpain
Marital StatusMarried
Children3

Did you know

Ortega first began his career manufacturing textiles through a small family company in 1963.
He owns a 10% stake in Spanish telecoms firm Telxius and 5% of publicly traded natural gas grid operator Enagás.

Net worth over time

$37.5B
Billionaires
March 2012
$57B
Billionaires
March 2013
$64B
Billionaires
March 2014
$64.5B
Billionaires
March 2015
$67B
Billionaires
March 2016
$71.3B
Billionaires
March 2017
$70B
Billionaires
March 2018
$62.7B
Billionaires
March 2019
$55.1B
Billionaires
April 2020
$77B
Billionaires
April 2021

In the street, I only want to be recognized by my family, my friends and people I work with.

Amancio Ortega

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