Forbes magazine: The richest people in Spain

Amancio Ortegathe richest person in Spain, rose from eleventh to 23rd place on the list of the richest people in the world established each year by Forbes magazine. The founder of the Inditex group (Zara and other businesses) saw his wealth drop to 59.6 billion dollars from some 77 billion.

The richest Majorcan, according to ForbesEast Miguel Fluxa of the Iberostar hotel group, which is in position 822 (3.6 billion).

Other Spaniards include Amancio Ortega’s daughter, Sandra Ortega, who is in position 438 (from 304) with a wealth of $5.8 billion; the president of Ferrovial, Rafael del Pino, 709 with 4.1 billion; and the president of the mercadona supermarket chain, Juan Roig, 728, four billion. A total of 27 Spaniards – two less than a year ago – are on the Forbes billionaires list, which includes 2,668 people from around the world with assets of more than $1 billion.

Amancio Ortega is the third richest person in Europe behind the Frenchman Bernard Arnault (Louis Vouitton, 151 billion), who is the third richest person in the world, and Françoise Bettencourt, also French, who is the heir to the L’Oréal empire and the richest woman in the world.

At the top of the global list is the head of Tesla, Elon Musk, with a fortune of 219 billion dollars, followed by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, with 171 billion. Bill Gates is fourth with 129 billion.

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