World’s Fourth-Richest Man Amasses Real-Estate Empire

Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega opened his first Zara store in 1975. Its parent company, Inditex, has grown to become the world's biggest fashion retailer, with almost $21 billion in sales last year. He has quietly amassed a real estate empire worth as much as $10 billion and is emerging as a formidable competitor for prime properties from London to Beverly Hills.

Published March 19, 2014

Sources: REAL Capital Analytics; public records

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