Spanish born Amancio Ortega just gained $750.3 million representing 1 percent of his wealth and increasing his fortune to $74.6 billion dollars according to Forbes billionaire ticker.
He is the founder of Zara – a division of inditex, the richest man in Europe, the second richest man in the world, and the wealthiest retailer in the world. He started manufacturing textiles through a small family company in 1963 before cofounding Zara with his ex-wife Rosalía Mera in 1975. He stepped down as chairman of Inditex in 2011 and has been spending his spare cash in real estate investments all over the world. He has real estate interests in Barcelona, Chicago, London, Miami, New York and Madrid.