Ortega owns 59% of Inditex, which is now the world’s largest clothing retailer. Inditex owns a portfolio of fast-fashion brands, including Zara, one of the best-known and most successful fashion brands in the world with nearly 3,000 stores in 96 countries …
Source: Bloomberg, Forbes
He invested in the Epic Residences and Hotel, a luxurious, 54-story skyscraper in Miami …
Despite running a major fashion retailer for four decades, Ortega is intensely private — there were no public photographs of him until 1999, and in 2012, Bloomberg noted that he had only ever granted interviews to three journalists. One Zara employee who worked with him told The Economist in 2016 that “the true story of Amancio Ortega has not been told.”
Source: Bloomberg, The Economist
Ashley Lutz, Mallory Schlossberg, and Melissa Wiley contributed to an earlier version of this story.
Correction: March 27, 2023 – An earlier version of this story misstated the amount of money that Amancio Ortega donated to combat the pandemic. He donated roughly $68 million.