The richest man in the fashion world
The business edition of Forbes traditionally declares the names of the richest people on the planet.
In the last list of rich people, the first place is occupied by businessman Amancio Ortega. Amancio Ortega is a Spanish businessman, the owner of the holding Industria de Diseno Textil Sociedad Anonima, better known as Inditex, has outperformed even the founder of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Sultan of Brunei and other world rich people in the ranking of the richest people. Amansio Ortega earned a fortune on fashionable clothes. He is not a designer, although he is the richest man in the fashion world. Amancio Ortega belong to the network of mass-market brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Uterqüe, Stradivarius.
In 2012 Amancio Ortega was named the richest man in Europe according to Bloomberg agency. His fortune was estimated at 39.5 billion dollars. In 2013, Forbes estimated the state of the businessman as early as 57 billion. So she came in the 3rd place in the ranking of the richest people in the world. And in 2015 and 2016, Amancio Ortega became the richest man on the planet with a fortune of $ 80 billion.
The state of Amancio Ortega is growing every day. According to official data, his fortune increased by $ 1.2 billion in one day. The reason for this was the growth in sales of its company Inditex by 1 percent. If you believe the calculations, the Amancio Ortega store chain is estimated at $ 85.5 billion. At the same time, despite commercial success, this year the chain store Zara experienced a reduction in staff and even lawsuits from a number of companies.
Despite the huge fortune, Amancio Ortega is a reclusive way of life. He does not posed for cameras, does not give interviews and does not appear at social events. Amancio Ortega even refused an invitation to dinner from the Spanish queen. Also, the Spanish billionaire does not leave his home in La Coruna. At the same time, Amancio Ortega owns houses and apartments all over the world. For example, in 2011 Amancio Ortega bought a 43-story Picasso skyscraper in the center of Madrid for $ 536 million. Also the billionaire owns private planes, hotels in Miami and own racecourse.