10 richest people on the planet
3. Amancio Ortega
The richest man on the Continent, Ortega owns 59 percent of Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer and parent of the Zara chain.
Through his closely held investment companies, the Spanish fashion magnate also owns office and retail property in major cities throughout Europe and the U.S. Since 2001, he has earned 2.8 billion euros in dividends. He stepped down as Inditex chairman in 2011.
Did you know?
Ortega is extremely secretive. Until 1999, few photographs of the billionaire had ever been published, and those that were weren't so hot. Ortega goes to the same coffee shop everyday and eats lunch with his employees in the company cafeteria. He believes in 'fast fashion.'