Special The richest in Spain
The founder of Inditex,
, has abandoned his position in the 'top 10' of the 2021 edition of the Forbes list of the world's greatest fortunes and has moved to the 11th position on a list headed by Jeff Bezos for fourth consecutive year.
Despite this, Ortega's assets grew 40% since the last edition and reached
77,000 million dollars
(about 64,750 million euros).
Bezos, for his part, went from the 113,000 million dollars he had in 2020 to the
(about 148,700 million in euros) in 2021. The fortune of
, occupying the second position of the list with 151,000 million of dollars, well above the 24,600 million of the previous year.
In third position appear the Frenchman
and his family, owners of brands such as Louis Vuitton or Sephora and a fortune of 150,000 million that in 2020 was 76,000 million.
(84,500) close this top 10.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
, granddaughter of the founder of L'Oreal is the first woman on the list and appears just behind Amancio Ortega with a fortune of 73.600 million dollars.
All of them increased their fortunes throughout 2020. In fact, you have to go down to position 36 of Miriam Adelson to find a fortune that did not grow last year (in her case, it remained the same: 38.2 billion dollars) and even
, the grandson of the Walmart founder,
to find one that declined.
In his case, it went from 18,400 million in 2020 to 15,600 in 2021.
According to Forbes, this year has been peculiar and not only because of the pandemic.
"The number of billionaires on Forbes' annual list," they explain, "has exploded" to an unprecedented
, 660 more than the previous year.
Of these, 493 appear for the first time, which would mean the 'creation' of a new billionaire every 17 hours during 2020. Furthermore, 86% of those present on the list are richer than they were in 2020. In total Their fortunes total
$ 13.1 trillion
, 8 trillion more than the previous year.
Behind Amancio Ortega in the list of Spanish fortunes is his daughter Sandra (position 344 on the general list), with an equity estimated by Forbes of 7,300 million dollars (6,138 million euros).
Meanwhile, the president of Mercadona, Juan Roig, is placed in third place in the homeland list with the 680th place worldwide, which guarantees his fortune of 4,200 million dollars (3,531 million euros), according to Europa Press.
Rafael del Pino, Ferrovial's majority shareholder, remains in fourth position (752 in the world), with 3,900 million dollars (3,279 million euros), followed by José Lladó Fernández Urrutia, founder of Técnicas Reunidas;
the president of Audax Renovables, José Elías;
and Coca-Cola European Partners shareholder Carmen Daurella, all of them with 1,000 million dollars (840 million euros).
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
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