Amancio Ortega was bornon 28 March 1936 in La Coruna, Spain, Spain. Amancio Ortega is #6 in List Billionaires People In The World. Ortega is the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world. A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Zara parent Inditex with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975. Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year. He has invested in an ever-expanding real estate portfolio, which includes buildings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
In the street, I only want to be recognized by my family, my friends and people I work with.
In 2012 Ortega donated about €20 million to Caritas Internationalis, a Roman Catholic relief organisation
In 2011, Ortega announced his imminent retirement from Inditex, parent company of the Zara chain, stating that he would ask Inditex vice-president and CEO Pablo Isla to take his place at the helm of the textile empire
His public appearance in 2000, as part of the warm-up prior to his company's initial public offering on the stock market in 2001, made headlines in the Spanish financial press
Until 1999, no photograph of Ortega had ever been published
In 1975, he opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera
In 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa to sell quilted bathrobes
Amancio Ortega Gaona (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈmanθjo orˈteɣa ɣaˈona], born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish business tycoon