Amancio Ortega

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World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

24 Mar 2018

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

07 Mar 2018

Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Microsoft's Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.

Zara founder Ortega reclaims second spot in billionaire race

16 Apr 2017

Zara founder Ortega reclaims second spot in billionaire race

Zara founder Amancio Ortega reclaimed his spot as the world's second richest billionaire after Inditex SA rose 1.27%, lifting his net worth to $76.7 billion. Simultaneously, Amazon shares had plunged, reducing Jeff Bezos's net worth to $76.4 billion.

Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

21 Mar 2017

Forbes 2017 Billionaires list is finally out

Every year Forbes magazine releases a complete list of the world's wealthiest individuals.

Gates's wealth to be half of India-GDP in 25 years

25 Jan 2017

Gates's wealth to be half of India-GDP in 25 years

A report by Oxfam stated that Bill Gates's wealth would be half of India's GDP in 25 years. He could become the world's first trillionaire.

Greater gap between the world's rich and poor: Oxfam

16 Jan 2017

Greater gap between the world's rich and poor: Oxfam

Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam said only eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population.

The world's richest and what they control

03 Dec 2016

The world's richest and what they control

Across the globe, with rising differences over the wealth owned by the richest and the poorest, the United States is perched on top with the maximum billionaires.

Your weekly wrap

12 Sep 2016

Your weekly wrap

This week the world got a new 'Richest Man', in the form of an obscure Spanish businessman.

Richer than Bill Gates and yet, so low profile!

09 Sep 2016

Richer than Bill Gates and yet, so low profile!

Spanish clothing retailer Zara's founder, Amancio Ortega, has surpassed Bill Gates and is now the richest man in the world.