Meet the richest man in fashion, who made $19 billion in the last year alone

Despite being the third-richest man in the world, Zara’s founder, Amancio Ortega, is a man of mystery.

Ortega’s fortune is worth more than $82 billion, according to Retail Week. That’s an increase of a whopping $19 billion from 2016, thanks to some smart investments and expensive real estate purchases.

But despite his enormous net worth, many people have never heard of him.

Ortega is an incredibly private man, is rarely seen in public, and has given just a handful of interviews throughout his incredibly successful career.

That career began when Ortega founded fast-fashion giant Zara with his then-wife Rosalia in 1975. Today, his retail company Inditex SA – which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Pull&Bear – has 7,385 outposts around the world.

While Ortega is immensely private, we do know a fair amount about him. Here’s everything you need to know about the richest man in fashion.

This post has appeared on Business Insider

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