THE thrill must have been giddy, albeit fleetingly, when a Spaniard became the world’s richest man.
Inditex giant Amancio Ortega outstripped Bill Gates for just a handful of hours when the contents of his sizeable commercial piggy bank shot up in value on the stock exchange.
The magnate was worth a massive €72 billion compared to Microsoft man Bill Gates’ €71 billion for one morning only.
Inditex, which owns brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho has seen its shares go up by 44% in the last year to reach €34.
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