Friday, 23 October 2015

Spanish clothes tycoon Amancio Ortega has overtaken Bill Gates as the richest man in the world !!!




The richest man in the world has changed.
That is, Spanish clothes tycoon Amancio Ortega has overtaken Bill Gates.
The elusive multi-billionaire, who founded European clothes giant Zara, is now the wealthiest person on the planet.
He is worth a staggering £51.84bn, which translates as $79.8bn or €71.83bn, according to Forbes’ real-time tracker.
He isn’t as big a household name as Microsoft boss Gates, but he has quietly climbed the rich ladder in recent years.
And Ortega has a rags-to-riches story. He was born in 1936 duringt the Spanish Civil War to a poor family.

He was forced to leave school in his early teens to support himself and his loved ones.
When he was 40, he set up Zara, which has grown from Spain, to Portugal, France and London. Now it’s a truly global success.
Reportedly, he became 5.3% richer just in the last 24 hours– piling on another $4bn to his fortune. This was partly due to a surge in Inditex, the parent company owning Zara.
Nice work. Not too shabby at all for someone who began his career as a messenger boy.

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