Amancio Ortega repeats as the richest in Spain and ranks 23rd in the world, according to Forbes

The founder of Inditex, Amancio Ortegarepeat one more year like the richest man in Spain and is located in the position 23 from the richest in the worlda exclusive list made by the prestigious forbes magazine that this year has changed its first position and currently occupies Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla with a net worth of $219 billion.

The Russia-Ukraine war and the pandemic have hit the greatest fortunes on the planet, since the current classification is made up of some 2,668 people, a figure that has been reduced by 87. Among all the members of the list they add up to a heritage of $12.7 trillion and Forbes has included in the ranking more than a thousand billionaires who are richer than in 2021.

At the national level, Ortega and her daughter, Sandra Ortega (with assets of 5,288.6 million euros), head the list of the 28 richest as usual for several years. However, the textile businessman occupied in 2021 worldwide the 11th place with 70,162.8 million eurosa fortune that has fallen in these 12 months to the 51,027.5 million. For her part, Ortega’s daughter in the global ranking has gone from position 344 to 471.

Sandra Ortega. Photo: Invertia (El Español)

More than 400 million dollars in dividends per year

Ortega began to establish the pillars of the empire that today makes up Inditex in 1963 through a small family business. It owns a 10% stake in the Spanish telecommunications firm Telxius and 5% of the natural gas network operator Enagas. In 1975 he founded Inditex together with his ex-wife, the deceased Rosalía Mera, and currently owns the 60% of the company, now chaired for a few days by his daughter Martha Ortega.

According to Forbes, Ortega normally wins more than 400 million dollars in dividends annually. His peak year in terms of his wealth was 2021, at which time he was ranked 11th richest in the world. A position that has now changed and has made it go down in the table due to the loss of 104 million dollars, which represents the 0.18% of your total assets.

For her part, the daughter of Amancio Ortega included in the Forbes ranking, Sandra Ortega, is the second shareholder of Inditex and also has shares in other companies such as the 5% PharmaMar. He has recently liquidated his Sicav Soandres of Assets and has transformed their society, Breixo Investments, in a limited liability company. His assets have been reduced by 1,500 million, going from having in 2021 a fortune of €7.3 billion to €5.8 billion in 2022.

Also, in Spain the top 10 of great fortunes They are: Amancio Ortega, Sandra Ortega, Juan Roig, Rafael del Pino, Miguel Fluxá, Daniel Mate, Juan Abelló, Alicia Koplowitz, Isak Andic and family, and María del Pino. WorldwideThe top 10 are: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bernardo Arnault and family, Bill Gates, Warren Bufett, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, and Mukesh Ambani.

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Amancio Ortega repeats as the richest in Spain and ranks 23rd in the world, according to Forbes