Spain’s richest 100 worth almost 20% of country’s GDP, new figures show

Zara owner Amancio Ortega is worth €71 billion alone

LAST UPDATED: 4 Nov, 2016 @ 17:40

Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega

THE 100 richest people in Spain are worth the equivalent of 18% of the country’s GDP.

The stinkingly rich group have amassed a fortune worth a combined €198 billion – an increase of 4.8% from last year.

Leaders of textiles and food giants lead the way, with Zara’s Amancio Ortega and Mercadona’s Juan Roig taking first and second place respectively.

Juan Roig
Juan Roig

Roig is worth €8 billion while Ortega’s €71 billion fortune is worth more than the next 23 on the list combined.

His Inditex fashion house is home to brands including Massimo Dutti, Zara and Pull & Bear, while his property portfolio features hotels and skyscrapers from Madrid to Miami.

Third on the list is Rafael del Pino, owner of construction giant Ferrovial, who is worth €7.65 billion.

Sandra Ortega
Sandra Ortega

Daughter to Ortega, Sandra Ortega, takes fourth with €7.6 billion, while Mango CEO Isak Andic closes out the top five with a net worth of €4.2 billion.


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