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Amancio Ortega becomes world’s richest man according to Forbes

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Oct 23, 2015

Amancio Ortega, founder of Spain’s Inditex, is for the first time ever the world’s wealthiest man. According to Forbes’ ranking, the fashion magnate has a fortune of $79.8 million, a figure that rose by 5.3% over the last 24 hours thanks to a surge in Inditex shares.


Amancio Ortega, the world's wealthiest man according to Forbes - AFP


Ortega has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($78.1 billion), who has held the title for 16 of the past 21 years and media magnate Warren Buffet, who is worth $64.4 billion.

The Mexican businessman Carlos Slim ranks 4th with $64.4 billion, followed by Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos with $49.4 billion and Oracle’s creator, Larry Ellison with $47.6 billion.

Liliane Bettencourt of L’Oreal comes in at nr. 8 with a fortune of $43.6 billion, while Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH rankes 11th with a net worth of $39.5 billion. The founder of Nike Phil Knight continues to be in the 20th place with $27.8 billion, while H&M’s chairman, Stefan Persson rankes 30th with $23.9 billion.

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