In this example of overcoming adversity, we will share Amancio Ortega Gaona account, a Spanish-style business person and the fellow benefactor of Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex), which incorporates prêt-à-watchman style chains, for example, Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, and Uterqüe. Naturally introduced to destitution, Ortega Gaona has aggregated huge riches, unobtrusiveness, and transparency, remaining his fundamental character attributes. Known for having been marketing specialists’ secret for quite a long time, Amancio Ortega is a genuine media bad dream, as nor Spain’s most extravagant man nor any of his family members have ever given a public meeting[1].

Basic InformationAmancio Ortega Gaona
Date of Birth28th March 1936
Place of BirthBusdongo de Arbás, Spain
Date of DeathAlive
Age84 years old
Net worth$73 billion (November 2020)
College / UniversityLearned to make clothes by hand
OccupationBusiness magnate
Career1972- Present
Famous forCo-founder of Inditex Group
Other WorksBoard member of Inditex (CEO) and Daez (COO)
SpouseRosalía Mera (marriage 1966; div. 1986) ​ Flora Pérez Marcote (marriage 2001)
Children3 (including Sandra Ortega Mera)

Youth, Early Life, and Education:

Ortega was brought into the world on March 28, 1936, in Busdongo de Arbas, Leon. He has 3 more established kin. Ortega’s adolescence was spent in Leon, however, when he was 14 years of age, his family moved to A Coruna. His dad was a railroad laborer. Here, Ortega started working for a shirtmaker and educated the craft of attire making. He left secondary school at 14 years old[2].

Early Career:

Amancio got the neighborhood ladies to frame cooperatives in 1972 and established an organization called Confecciones Goa. This organization advertised knitted wraparounds that the cooperatives created[2].

Zara empire from Amancio Ortega
Zara empire from Amancio Ortega

After three years, in 1975, Ortega opened his first attire retail location alongside his significant other, Rosalía. He needed to name the store Zorba, yet the name was at that point taken, along these lines, he made do with Zara. The store was a triumph and the next decade, he opened a few Zara stores across Galicia, Spain[2].


Zara is a necessary piece of the Inditex Group and Ortega is a 59.29 percent investor of the Group. The Inditex Group possesses a few eminent brands other than Zara. A portion of these incorporate Massimo Dutti, Zara Home, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oyosho, and Pull and Bear. The Inditex Group has more than 92,000 workers[2].

Conferences and Public Appearances:

With all the achievements, Ortega has not failed to remember his underlying foundations. He is prestigious for staying away from meetings and exposure. Indeed, till 1999, most news sources had not distributed Ortega’s photo. Even though Ortega watches his own life brutally and once in a while gives interviews, individuals do know a tad about this Spanish very rich person. He is supposed to be an obsessive worker and didn’t take an occasion for a very long time![2]

Valor neto de Amancio Ortega 2021
Valor neto de Amancio Ortega 2021

The world got its first look at Ortega in 2000 when his organization chose to open up to the world. Notwithstanding, and still, at the end of the day, Ortega offered meetings to only three writers. The secret encompassing Ortega and his life has consistently captivated the press and even prompted books to be distributed about him[2].

Basic Man with Rich Tastes:

Flora Pérez Marcote, out for a walk with her husband and father of her daughter, the millionaire Amancio Ortega, one summer in Gijón.
Flora Pérez Marcote, out for a walk with her husband and father of her daughter, the millionaire Amancio Ortega, one summer in Gijón.

Ortega wears a blue overcoat, dim jeans, and white shirt to work each day, none of which ironically are Zara items. He doesn’t have confidence in wearing a tie. He even eats his dinners at work in the organization cafeteria alongside his representatives. He additionally is a man of propensity, as it is said he visits a similar bistro every day[2].

At the point when he isn’t working and driving Zara towards progress, Ortega adores horseback riding. He has his equestrian place in Finisterre, which is situated in Galicia, Spain. He is additionally the pleased proprietor of Spain’s tallest high rise. The Torre Picasso situated in Madrid cost Ortega $536 Million. Ortega likewise has his luxury plane planned by Bombardier. It is assessed the arrangement cost $45 Million[2].

The tale of Ortega’s ascent to fortune is genuinely motivational for business people. Amancio Ortega has indicated difficult work and a little business insight is a certain shot method to progress[2].

Personal Life:

Ortega has been hitched twice in his life. Unexpectedly with Rosalía Mera, who helped to establish Zara with him, and afterward he wedded Flora Pérez Marcotte in 2001. He has three children, Sandra Ortega Mera, Marcos Ortega Mera, and Marta Ortega Pérez. He is wildly defensive of his own life and ensures it is kept such[2].

Milestones and Accomplishments:

He is the most extravagant man in Spain. For half a month in 2015, he was the World’s Richest man, outperforming Bill Gates[2].

He’s the biggest investor of the Inditex gathering and after he resigned from his post as Chairman of the organization, Pablo Isla had his spot as the CEO and Chairman. He is as yet a board individual from the Inditex gathering[2].

Fashion billionaire & Zara founder Amancio Ortega holidays in Croatia on mega yacht
Fashion billionaire & Zara founder Amancio Ortega holidays in Croatia on mega yacht


1.            astrumpeople. 16th January 2021; Available from:

2.            successstory. 16th January 2021; Available from:

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