Amancio Ortega: World third Richest Man and Owner of largest Fashion Empire

Amancio Ortega net worthBeing the third-richest man in the world, Amancio Ortega Gaona is known for his exceptional business skills and investment policies that made him different in the money making world. He is the richest man of Europe who owns 59% of Inditex. Beside this, he is the owner of the world’s largest clothing “Zara Chain” and also enjoying as a retailer of the said business.

It is interesting to find that before the year 2007, Amancio Ortega Gaona was nowhere in the top 10 richest lists been announced by Forbes, but his business grew really well after that and he is now the third richest man on earth after Bill Gates and Carlos Slim.

Amancio Ortega Gaona- a Rich Man!

The third-richest man in the world, Amancio Ortega Gaona enjoys a net worth of $57 Billion. This 77 year old man enjoys revenue been generated from his business and companies that is linked to the fashion. This Spanish business tycoon is the richest man of Spain and a role model for people who aim high and want to make money through their business.

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Knowing more about Amancio Ortega Gaona

amancio ortega homeBorn on 28 March 1936 in Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain, Amancio moved to to La Coruña at the age of 14 with his family due to the job of his father. Just like majority of the success stories, even Amancio had a bitter starting. His father was a railway worker and he was the youngest of the four children at home. He was still a teenager when he started working and got his first job as a shop hand for a local shirt-maker, and perhaps this was the beginning of the journey that finally ended up declaring him as one of the richest beings on earth.

Today, a shop hand of yesterday is an owner of the biggest clothing brand with 92,000 employees working for him and known for having a net worth around $57 Billions.

Amancio Ortega Gaona’s Business strategy!

There are billions of businessmen who desire to make as much money as Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, there are very few who actually make it to somewhere, enjoying a net worth near to a billion even. What distinguish in between the normal businessmen and the rich tycoons like Amancio are the strategies been adopted by them and the philosophies they believe in.

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With Amancio, probably because of the early-age struggle, the strategies to build a successful business were all clear. He believes in two rules and his entire success story revolves around the following belief:

“Give customers what they want, and get it to them faster than anyone else.”

Knowing what your potential customer is looking for is something that always helps you in any business you put your hands into.

Interesting Facts about Amancio Ortega Gaona

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· Despite of being that rich, he still keeps a low profile.

· He prefers to stay away from limelight and by 1999; none of his photographs were ever   published!

· He goes to the same coffee shop daily.

· He never wears a tie, but a blue blazer, white shirt and gray pants.

· He doesn’t wear his own Zara Products.

· He eats lunch with his employees in office cafeteria

· He eats eggs and fries daily in breakfast

· Amancio is very close to his employees.

· He married twice, divorced once.

· He never had his own office, but sits on a desk with other employees.

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Having been learnt this about this great man has made him a hero to me. It really doesn’t matters how many billions you earn from a professional business, what matters is the fact that how well you earn respect for yourself during the process of making money. Amancio is surely one of the most simple souls on earth with a unique ideology of leading life!

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