Amancio Ortega

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Za Clothing, which operates nine Zara stores here  recorded an 18% increase in sales to €94.8m in the year to the end of January 2018. Photograph: David Sleator

The world’s biggest fashion retailing group, the Zara owner Inditex, trebled its profits last year across its Irish network of 23 stores. The listed (...)

Zara owner Inditex’s proportion of online sales jumped 41 per cent to reach 10 per cent of net sales across the group in 2017. Photograph: iStock

A stronger euro took its toll on Spanish retailer Inditex in its latest quarter, leading to lower profit margins at the owner of clothing chain Zara, (...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has become Ireland’s newest billionaire, according to Forbes. Photograph: Collins

High-flying Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has become Ireland’s latest billionaire, earning himself a place on Forbes’s annual billionaire ra(...)

Hines outbid four overseas investment companies to secure the properties next to the Gaiety Theatre. Photograph: Alan Betson

Global property investor Hines has outbid three overseas investment companies to buy a row of shops, offices and apartments next to the Gaiety Theatre(...)

The H&M building is among a portfolio of shops, offices and apartments near the Gaiety Theatre. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the world’s richest men, Spanish founder of the Zara fashion chain Amancio Ortega, is among four bidders shortlisted to buy a row of shops, o(...)

 Jeff Bezos: has a net worth of $75.6 billion, $700 million more than Warren Buffett and $1.3 billion above Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex) and $10.4 billion less than Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person. Bezos (53) added $1.5 billion (€1.39 billion(...)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, according to ‘Forbes‘.

Six Irish citizens are members of the billionaires’ club with a combined net worth of more than $30 billion (€27.6 billion), according to the latest (...)

A 27 per cent surge in Inditex’s stock price this year has inflated 79-year-old founder Amancio Ortega’s fortune to $71 billion. That makes him richer than Warren Buffett and second to Bill Gates

Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, said first-quarter profit rose 28 per cent, the fastest pace in more than two years, as the Zara owner(...)

H&M has moved into Zara-owner Inditex’s ‘fast fashion’ space by offering a bigger turnover of styles. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)

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