Rosalía Mera

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Birthday
28, 1944
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Aug 15, 2013 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1944
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Aug 15, 2013 (69)

About

Spanish businesswoman and entrepreneur who in 1975 co-founded the Zara retail chain, which would grow to become the world's largest fashion retailer.

Before Fame

She dropped out of school at age 11 to work as a sales assistant in a clothing shop and eventually started designing her own gowns and lingerie in her house.

Trivia

She was the richest woman in Spain and the world's richest self-made woman at the time of her death.

Family Life

She co-founded Zara with her then-husband Amancio Ortega Gaona whom she married in 1966 and divorced in 1986.

Associated With

She was a Spanish-speaking business mogul like Carlos Slim.