Amancio Ortega Gaona
Amancio Ortega Gaona

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Name: Amancio Ortega Gaona
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 28, 1936
Age: 86
Country: Spain
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Amancio Ortega Gaona

Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28, 1936 in Spain (86 years old). Amancio Ortega Gaona is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Aries. Find out Amancio Ortega Gaonanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His group employed over 92,000 people. He was named the third-richest person in 2013 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$58 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

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Amancio Ortega Gaona Net Worth Detail

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 clothing and accessories shops. As of December 2019, Ortega had a net worth of $68.3 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world. For a brief period of time in 2015, he was the richest man in the world, bypassing Bill Gates when his net worth peaked to $80 billion as Zara's parent company, Inditex's, stock peaked.

Before Fame

He worked for a shirtmaker in downtown La Coruña during his teenage years.

Biography Timeline


Ortega is very private about his personal life, as of 2012 he has only given three interviews to journalists. He married Rosalia Mera in 1966, the couple divorced in 1986. Mera died in August 2013 at the age of 69. He married his second wife Flora in 2001. He has three children.


In 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa to sell quilted bathrobes.


In 1975, he opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera.


Until 1999, no photograph of Ortega had ever been published. He likes to dress simply, refuses to wear a tie, and typically prefers to wear a simple uniform of a blue blazer, white shirt, and gray trousers, none of which are Zara products.


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. However, he has only ever granted interviews to three journalists.


In 2009, Zara was part of the Inditex group (Industrias de Diseño Textil Sociedad Anónima), of which Ortega owned 59.29%, and aside from over 6,000 stores included the brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy's Class, Tempe, Stradivarius, Pull and Bear, Bershka and has more than 92,000 employees.


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 as head. In 2012 Ortega donated about €20 million to Caritas Internationalis, a Roman Catholic relief organisation.


As of 2016, he owned around 60% of Inditex, which is the holding company for Zara and related chains.


In July 2017, for its second edition of the AEF awards, the Spanish Association of Foundations awarded Amancio Ortega in the 2017 Philanthropic Initiative category. He also donated 300 million euros to fight cancer across Spain, which were invested in the purchase of 440 machines to detect the disease. As a result of this, the number of Spanish public hospitals equipped with stereotactic radiotherapy machines has risen from 20 to 70. However, these decisions were not unanimously welcomed and were criticized by some political parties like Podemos. Recently, news indicate that he has bought the Troy Block complex, known to the public as one of the buildings where Amazon Seattle has its headquarters.

As of 2017, despite owning a huge real estate portfolio he mostly lives with his wife in his apartment in A Coruña, Spain.

Family Life

Amancio married Flora Perez in 2001.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Amancio Ortega Gaona is 87 years, 0 months and 3 days old. Amancio Ortega Gaona will celebrate 88th birthday on a Thursday 28th of March 2024. Below we countdown to Amancio Ortega Gaona upcoming birthday.


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84th birthday - Saturday, March 28, 2020

Amancio Ortega, the birthday of the most supportive millionaire superhero |

Amancio Ortega turns 84 today and blows out the candles confined at home like any good citizen. Of course, his is a more bearable closure: he is in his mansion

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