Famous Spanish Business People

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Amancio Ortega Gaona
(Spanish Businessman and Co-Founder of Inditex Fashion Group)
Amancio Ortega Gaona
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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, 
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Alvaro Morte
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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.

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Jose Andres
(Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK))
Jose Andres
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Birthdate: July 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mieres, Asturias, Spain

Jose Andres is a Spanish-born American restaurateur and chef. Andrés, who owns restaurants in many American cities like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City, Las Vegas, and Chicago, is credited with introducing the concept of small plates dining to America. Jose Andres was honored with the 2015 National Humanities Medal for founding a non-profit organization called World Central Kitchen.

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John Casablancas
(Model agent)
John Casablancas
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Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, USA
Died: July 20, 2013
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Florentino Pérez
(President ,civil engineer)
Florentino Pérez
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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.

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Emilio Botín
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Birthdate: October 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
Died: September 10, 2014
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Paloma Picasso
(Known for Her Jewelry Designs for Tiffany & Co. & Daughter of Distinguished Painter Pablo Picasso)
Paloma Picasso
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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.

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Sandra Ortega Mera
(Billionaire)
Sandra Ortega Mera
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Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
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Rosalía Mera
(Businesswoman)
Rosalía Mera
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Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: August 15, 2013
Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón
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Birthdate: February 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville, Spain
Died: March 20, 2020
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Lorenzo Sanz
(Businessman)
Lorenzo Sanz
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Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 21, 2020
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Sila María Calderón
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Birthdate: September 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: May 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: December 21, 2003
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Rocío Monasterio
(Architect, Businesswoman)
Rocío Monasterio
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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.

Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza
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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.

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Martin Berasategui
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Birthdate: April 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Quique Dacosta
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain
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Juan Mari Arzak
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Birthdate: July 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Joseph de la Vega
(Financial expert, Poet)
Joseph de la Vega
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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.

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Daniel Carasso
(Entrepreneur)
Daniel Carasso
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Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: May 17, 2009
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Elena Ochoa Foster
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Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ourense, Spain
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Santi Santamaría
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Birthdate: July 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant Celoni, Spain
Died: February 16, 2011
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Carme Ruscalleda
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
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Jesús de Polanco
(Businessman)
Jesús de Polanco
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Birthdate: November 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 21, 2007
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Eduardo Sánchez Junco
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Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: July 14, 2010
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Elena Cué
(Businesswomen)
Elena Cué
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Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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François Cabarrus
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Birthdate: November 15, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: April 27, 1810