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Amancio Ortega

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Amancio Ortega Gaona (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈmanθjo oɾˈteɣa ɣaˈona]; born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara and Bershka clothing and accessories shops. As of November 2022, Ortega had a net worth of $62.9 billion, making him the third-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault and Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, and the 18th-wealthiest in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amancio Ortega has received more than 4,808,678 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Amancio Ortega is the 24th most popular businessperson (down from 21st in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Spain (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Businessperson.

Amancio Ortega is most famous for founding Inditex, a Spanish clothing company, and for being the richest person in Europe.

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Among businesspeople, Amancio Ortega ranks 24 out of 601Before him are Colonel Sanders, Levi Strauss, Bernard Arnault, Florentino Pérez, Carlos Slim, and Ludwig Erhard. After him are Muhammad Yunus, Ray Kroc, P. T. Barnum, Adolf Dassler, Jules Rimet, and Andrew Carnegie.

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Among people born in 1936, Amancio Ortega ranks 9Before him are Sepp Blatter, Václav Havel, Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Ursula Andress. After him are Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Mikhail Tal, John McCain, and Barry Barish.

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Among people born in Spain, Amancio Ortega ranks 67 out of 2,932Before him are Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Isabella II of Spain (1830), Plácido Domingo (1941), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Florentino Pérez (1947), and Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784). After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Louis I of Spain (1707), Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Lucan (39), and Muhammad XII of Granada (1459).


Among businesspeople born in Spain, Amancio Ortega ranks 2Before him are Florentino Pérez (1947). After him are Eusebi Güell (1846), Joan Laporta (1962), Lorenzo Sanz (1943), Josep Lluís Núñez (1931), Josep Maria Bartomeu (1963), Rosalía Mera (1944), Joseph Oller (1839), Ramón Calderón (1951), Ana Botín (1960), and Manolo el del bombo (1949).