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 March 2022, Ortega had a net worth of $48.1 billion, making him the third-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault and Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, and the 27th-wealthiest in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amancio Ortega has received more than 4,575,383 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Amancio Ortega is the 21st most popular businessperson (down from 20th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Spain (down from 59th in 2019) and the 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 21 out of 604Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Carlos Slim, Levi Strauss, Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, and Cosimo de' Medici. After him are Ludwig Erhard, Colonel Sanders, Andrew Carnegie, Hugh Hefner, Tim Cook, and Jules Rimet.

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Among people born in 1936, Amancio Ortega ranks 12Before him are Sepp Blatter, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. After him are Mikhail Tal, Wilt Chamberlain, David Carradine, Barack Obama Sr., Richard Bach, and John McCain.

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Among people born in Spain, Amancio Ortega ranks 62 out of 2,595Before him are Ramon Llull (1232), Lope de Vega (1562), Abd al-Rahman III (889), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Michael Servetus (1509), and Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895). After him are Juan Ponce de León (1460), Isabella II of Spain (1830), Magnus Maximus (335), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), Martial (40), and Lucan (39).


Among businesspeople born in Spain, Amancio Ortega ranks 1After him are Florentino Pérez (1947), Lorenzo Sanz (1943), Eusebi Güell (1846), Josep Maria Bartomeu (1963), Josep Lluís Núñez (1931), Joan Laporta (1962), Jordi Cuixart (1975), Ramón Calderón (1951), Rosalía Mera (1944), Joseph Oller (1839), and Josep Bonaplata i Corriol (1795).