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Amancio Ortega

He started in the fashion world when he was only 14 years old. When he was 27 years old, he
created a company called Confecciones GOA that was dedicated to making robes.The
business increased a lot that time because they did everything themselves. They carried the
robes to a lot Europeans countries. Some were called them selfish for doing that.
He opened his first Zara store when he was only 39 years in a small street in La Corua. It was a
very small shop that sold clothes for men, women and children. One year later, GOA
appropriates Zara and it expands across Spain. As had many sales, they expanded the business
creating Inditex, when he was 49 years old.
At early 90s, Zara began its international expansion, especially in Europe, America, Asia and
the north of Africa. Amancio Ortega also created Pull & Bear, Bershka, Oysho, Massimo Dutti,
Stradivarius...
Now, he is the third richest man in the world. It has a global success and earns a lot of money
every day. When he was little, he was very poor, like all his family and, working hard, has
managed to be very successful in his life.