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# Isak Andic

Random fact: Owns a 175-foot sailing yacht called Nirvana.


Andic is co-founder and chairman of Mango, a clothing retailer with more than 2,200 stores worldwide. Andic started the closely held business with his brother Nahman in 1984. The Barcelona-based company operates in more than 100 countries and reported annual revenue of 2.3 billion euros ($2.5 billion) in 2016.

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Citizenship Spain
Age 63
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Birthdate: 10/20/1953
Family: Divorced, 3 children

Isak Andic was born in Istanbul in 1953, and moved to Barcelona with his family 16 years later. He began selling clothes in the Balmes street market in 1973, and opened the first Mango store on Paseo de Gracia street with his brother, Nahman, in 1984.

Focused on womenswear, the concept proved popular and, within a year, there were five stores in Barcelona and one in Valencia. Mango had expanded to Portugal by 1992 and, five years later, revenue from foreign markets exceeded sales from Spain. Mango partners with celebrity spokespersons such as model Kate Moss and actress Penelope Cruz to help expand the brand and, in 2007, opened Europe's largest design center. Mango had more than 2,500 stores and revenue of $2 billion in 2012.

Andic owns one of Spain's biggest private collections of contemporary art, according to local media reports. He also owns Nirvana, a 175-foot sailing yacht that is one of the largest in the world. He began a two-year tenure as president of Spain's Family Business Institute, which represents closely held companies, in 2010.

  • 1953 Isak Andic Ermay is born in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1968 Arrives with his family in Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1972 Starts selling clothes from a stall in a Barcelona store.
  • 1984 First Mango store opens on Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia street.
  • 1985 Company expands to five stores in Barcelona.
  • 1992 Mango has opened 100 stores. Begins international expansion.
  • 1998 Mango becomes Spain's second-largest textile exporter.
  • 2002 Opens first Australian store. Mango now has shops on five continents.
  • 2012 Names his son Jonathan as successor at Mango.
  • 2013 Brother Nahman retires after almost three decades working at Mango.