Amancio Ortega to announce shock retirement from business?

Zara founder created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Ortega fans. Speculation had been rife that Zara's founder is about to announce his retirement from business, at age 84, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a business man isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a business man just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouAmancio was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Amancio Ortega was unlike any other business man we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAmancio”
— @universalObserver, 15 Jan 2021
“Didn't Amancio Ortega retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 15 Jan 2021

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