Amancio Ortega

About Amancio Ortega

Birth Day: March 28, 1936
Birth Place: La Coruna, Spain, Spain
Residence: A Coruña, Spain
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Co-founder of Inditex Group
Board member of: Inditex (CEO) Daez (COO)
Spouse(s): Rosalía Mera (m. 1966; div. 1986) Flora Pérez Marcote (m. 2001)
Children: 3 (including Sandra Ortega Mera)

Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega was born on March 28, 1936 in La Coruna, Spain, Spain. Ortega is the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world. A pioneer in fast fashion, he cofounded Zara parent Inditex with his ex-wife Rosalia Mera (d. 2013) in 1975. Ortega typically earns more than $400 million in dividends a year. He has invested in an ever-expanding real estate portfolio, which includes buildings in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami and New York.
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Popular As Amancio Ortega
Occupation Fashion and Retail
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 28, 1936 (La Coruna, Spain, Spain)
Birthday March 28
Town/City La Coruna, Spain, Spain
Nationality Spain

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Amancio Ortega’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

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Famous Quotes:

In the street, I only want to be recognized by my family, my friends and people I work with.



He left school and moved to A Coruña at the age of 14, due to the job of his Father, a railway worker. Shortly after, he found a job as a shop hand for a local shirtmaker called Gala, which still sits on the same corner in downtown A Coruña, and learned to make clothes by hand. In 1972, he founded Confecciones Goa to sell quilted bathrobes.


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


Ortega keeps a very low profile and is known for his preference for a simple lifestyle. Until 1999, no photograph of Ortega had ever been published. He 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 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 at the helm of the textile empire. In 2012 Ortega donated about €20 million to Caritas Internationalis, a Roman Catholic relief organisation.

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