Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015

Meet the Spaniard who’s pushed Bill Gates down the billionaire list

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Viva, España! Spain has beaten Team U.S.A. on the billionaire-by-the-minute scale.

Forbes’s real-time world billionaire rankings on Friday that showed Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corp. being narrowly squeezed out of the top spot by a man who’s little known stateside, even if his is a household name in Spain.

With a net worth of $78.7 billion, retail mogul Amancio Ortega, who co-founded the hugely popular Spanish clothing chain Zara, currently tops Gates’s $78.1 billion.

 

Read the full story, at Market Watch, by Barbara Kollmeyer 

 

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