Famous Spanish Business People

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 1 Amancio Ortega Gaona

Amancio Ortega Gaona
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
Former chairman and founder of Inditex fashion group, Amancio Ortega Gaona is renowned for it's chain Zara. He set the ball rolling for the fast fashion movement in the mid-70s. He first ventured into retail in his early teens, 

 2 Alvaro Morte

Alvaro Morte
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain

Best known to fans as The Professor from the iconic Spanish series La Casa De Papel, or Money Heist, has won several awards for the role. He overcame cancer in his 30s. The father of twins is now a co-owner of the Spanish theater company 300 Pistolas.

 3 John Casablancas

John Casablancas
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Famous As: Model agent
Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, USA
Died: July 20, 2013
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 4 Paloma Picasso

Paloma Picasso
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: April 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vallauris, France

Fashion and jewelry designer Paloma Picasso is best known as the daughter of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot. She began her career designing costume jewelry for Yves Saint-Laurent and later designed for Tiffany & Co. Known for her signature red lipstick, she also has her own range of perfumes.

 5 Florentino Pérez

Florentino Pérez
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Famous As: President ,civil engineer
Birthdate: March 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid

Spanish business magnate and civil engineer Florentino Pérez leads Grupo ACS as its CEO. He is also famous as the president of the football club Real Madrid and has the reputation of hiring and firing managers at his will. A self-made billionaire, he brought in the Galácticos era in football.

 6 Marc Rich

Marc Rich
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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: December 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: June 26, 2013

One of the most well-known white-collar criminals ever, Marc Rich, an NYU dropout, was a self-made business magnate and commodities trader who established Glencore but was later charged with fraud and tax evasion, among other crimes. He also donated generously for leukemia research and Jewish causes.

 7 Emilio Botín

Emilio Botín
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: October 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
Died: September 10, 2014
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 8 Sandra Ortega Mera

Sandra Ortega Mera
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Famous As: Billionaire
Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

 9 Rosalía Mera

Rosalía Mera
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: August 15, 2013

 10 Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón

Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón
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Famous As: Peer
Birthdate: February 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville, Spain
Died: March 20, 2020

 11 Lorenzo Sanz

Lorenzo Sanz
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 21, 2020

 12 Sila María Calderón

Sila María Calderón
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 13 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: December 21, 2003

 14 Rocío Monasterio

Rocío Monasterio
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Famous As: Architect, Businesswoman
Birthdate: February 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

Rocío Monasterio is a Spanish-Cuban businesswoman, architect, and right wing politician. Monasterio is currently leading the Madrid branch of a political party called Vox and is serving as a Member of the Assembly of Madrid. An architect by training, Rocío Monasterio designed the house where she is currently living with her family.

 15 Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza

Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: April 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scheveningen, Netherlands
Died: April 26, 2002

Dutch-born Swiss billionaire Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza was born into a reputed steel business family. He created one of the greatest art collections by a private collector, adding to the collection he had inherited from his father. One of his 5 marriages was to Miss Spain Carmen "Tita" Cervera.

 16 Martin Berasategui

Martin Berasategui
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: April 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

 17 Quique Dacosta

Quique Dacosta
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain

 18 Juan Mari Arzak

Juan Mari Arzak
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: July 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

 19 Joseph de la Vega

Joseph de la Vega
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Famous As: Financial expert, Poet
Birthdate: 1650 AD
Birthplace: Espejo, Spain
Died: November 13, 1692

A respected diamond merchant, moral philosopher and poet, Joseph de la Vega spent most of his life in Amsterdam, occupying important positions in several literary academies.  Author of seven published works, most significant of which is Confusion of Confusions, a book based on Amsterdam Stock Exchange, he is also credited with writing more than 200 letters to different European statesman.

 20 Daniel Carasso

Daniel Carasso
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: May 17, 2009

 21 Santi Santamaría

Santi Santamaría
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: July 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant Celoni, Spain
Died: February 16, 2011

 22 Elena Ochoa Foster

Elena Ochoa Foster
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ourense, Spain

 23 Carme Ruscalleda

Carme Ruscalleda
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Sant Pol de Mar, Spain

 24 Eduardo Sánchez Junco

Eduardo Sánchez Junco
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Famous As: Reporter
Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: July 14, 2010

 25 Jesús de Polanco

Jesús de Polanco
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 21, 2007

 26 Elena Cué

Elena Cué
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Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 27 François Cabarrus

François Cabarrus
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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: November 15, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: April 27, 1810