Amancio Ortega Gaona is the Spanish Chairman-Founder of the fashion empire, Inditex Group. His popular clothing and accessories line, Zara, is well known around the globe. Ortega is the Third Richest Person In The World according to Forbes.
In 1963, he took the advantage of the economic environment and founded the company GOA. In 1975, Zara was formed. Zara was known for its high quality and reasonable cost. Inditex Group went public in 2001 and made Ortega one of the wealthiest persons in the world. He is a media shy personality and does not give interviews so easily.
Ortegas’ Family Profile
Now let us go through Ortega’s family tree
Little is known about Amancio’s parents. Ortega was born on March 28, 1936 in Spain. His father worked with the railroad and his mother was a housemaid.
Ortega has three siblings. He is the youngest among them.
Ortega’s Spouse(s) – RosaliaMera (Ex), Flora Perez
RosaliaMera was the wife of Ortega and a billionaire businesswoman. She was the co-founder of Zara retail chain. She was active in political and philanthropic activities. The couple wasmarried in the year 1966 and divorced in the year 1986. She was ranked as world’s wealthiest female entrepreneur according to Forbes in the year 2013.
Amancio Ortega married Flora Perez in the year 2001. The couple have maintained their relationship since that year. They have a daughter named Marta.
Ortega’s Children – Sandra Ortega Mera, Marcos Ortega Mera, Marta Ortega P’erez
Sandra Ortega Mera
Born: July 1968
Sandra Ortega Mera is the daughter of Ortega. She was born to Rosalia. Marcos, son of Rosalia and Ortega is her brother. She is currently practising Psychology. Sandra received 86% of Rosp Corunna, the holding company in which Rosalia used to invest her wealth. She is also active in NGO and philanthropic activities.
Marcos Ortega Mera
Born: May 1971
Marcos was born to Rosalia and Ortega. He was born with cerebral palsy and has been disabled ever since. He too got his share in Rosp Corunna Company like his sister Sandra. His disability made his parents to create the foundation that supports children with such disorders.
Marta Ortega Pérez
Born: January 1, 1970
Married to – Sergio Alvarez Moya
Marta is the youngest daughter of Spanish billionaire Ortega. She was born to Ortega’s second wife, Flora Perez. She is enlisted among the world’s wealthiest persons in the Forbes list. It is been said that Ortega started grooming Marta to make her leadthe clothing and textile business. Currently, she is seated at one of the chief positions and is involved in running of the fashion empire. She is married to Sergio Alvarez Moya. Sergio was the leading rider in 2013’s Western European World Cup league. The couple have a son named Amancio Ortega Alvarez.
The Ortega family’stotal networth amounts to USD $62 billion.Amancio added $7 billion to his networth past year.Ortega’s story is a truly inspiring one as he rose from bowels of poverty and came to a coveted position.