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# 260 Sandra Ortega Mera 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/27/2024
$66.3M (0.71%)

# 260 Sandra Ortega Mera 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/27/2024
$66.3M (0.71%)
OccupationPartial Owner, Inditex
Source of WealthZara
ResidenceLa Coruna, Spain
Marital StatusMarried
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$13.1B
Sandra Ortega Mera
Sandra Ortega Mera
Net worth: $9.34B

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Wealth History

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Early and Personal Life

Sandra Ortega Mera was born on July 19, 1968, in Spain.
She is the daughter of Amancio Ortega Gaona, the co-founder of Inditex, and his first wife Rosalia Mera.
Sandra inherited her wealth from her mother, Rosalia Mera, who co-founded Inditex and passed away suddenly in 2013.
She earned a degree in psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Sandra is married and has three children.

Business Ventures and Investments

Mera owns a 4.5% stake in Inditex, the parent company of the Zara fashion empire, making her the second-richest person in Spain after her father.
She also owns a 4.5% stake in PharmaMar, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company specializing in anticancer drugs.

Philanthropy and Social Activities

Sandra Ortega Mera devotes her time to Fundación Paideia Galiza, a nonprofit organization founded by her mother.
The foundation supports vocational training for people with disabilities.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Sandra Ortega Mera?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.02% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Sandra Ortega Mera's net worth of $9.34B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.57% compared to 11.75% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Sandra Ortega Mera is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Sandra Ortega Mera, Zara is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey