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Amancio Ortega

August 29, 2018

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Spain was among the Eurozone countries hit hardest by the economic crisis in 2008, its GDP shrinking by 10% over five years. At the same time, the lines of those searching for work lengthened dramatically and when the country was at its lowest ebb, the unemployment rate was well above 25%.

November 6, 2014

The daughter of Inditex’s founders has declared a 5% ownership stake in the multi-billion dollar Spanish fashion company, best known for its retail chain Zara.

The daughter of Inditex’s founders has declared a 5% ownership stake in the multi-billion dollar Spanish fashion company, best known for its retail chain Zara.

Sandra Ortega owns the stake through holding vehicle Rosp Corunna, which she inherited following her mother’s death from a stroke last year.

March 8, 2012

The top 20 richest people in the world are collectively worth $634 billion (€479 billion) and over half owe their fortunes to family businesses.

The top 20 richest people in the world are collectively worth $634 billion (€479 billion) and over half owe their fortunes to family businesses.

That’s according to the latest Forbes billionaires list, released on 7 March, which showed that 14 of the top 20 on the list had family-controlled groups responsible for their wealth.

September 21, 2011

Weaker consumer sentiment is not affecting fashion empire Inditex, which has seen sales jump by 12% in the first half of 2011.

Weaker consumer sentiment is not affecting fashion empire Inditex, which has seen sales jump by 12% in the first half of 2011.

The Spanish retail giant, controlled by billionaire Amancio Ortega, reported net sales of €6.2 billion during the first half of this year, up from €5.5 billon during the same period in 2010.

May 23, 2011

Family-controlled clothing empire Inditex and America’s largest retailer Walmart are eyeing new markets in a quest to further expand their operations.

Family-controlled clothing empire Inditex and America’s largest retailer Walmart are eyeing new markets in a quest to further expand their operations.

Inditex, founded by Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, announced on 19 May that it has opened its flagship Zara store in Sydney, Australia as part of its strategy to expand in Latin America, Australia and Africa.

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