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Amancio Ortega becomes richest man on earth | Forum

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bigajeff
bigajeff Aug 31
 Zara's founder, Amancio Ortega, is a man of mystery.

On Wednesday, Ortega beat out Bill Gates to become the richest person on earth, Forbes reported. 



Ortega currently has a $200 million edge over Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, due in part to a particularly good week for the stock of Inditex, Zara's parent company. According to Forbes, Ortega has crowded the world's richest person three other times — but has always surrendered the No. 1 position within a day.


Despite Ortega's enormous net worth, many people have never heard of him. He is an incredibly private man, is rarely seen in public, and has given just a handful of interviews throughout his incredibly successful career.


That career began when Ortega founded fast-fashion giant Zara with his then-wife Rosalia in 1975. Today, his retail company Inditex SA — which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Pull&Bear — has 7,385 outposts around the world.

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benkindness
benkindness Sep 8
Congratulations to him, hope he won't be dethrone in few days
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