Amancio Ortega Replaces Warren Buffett as Second-Richest Man in the World

A CORUNA, SPAIN - JULY 27: Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara empire, meets some friends at CSI Casas Novas Horse Jumping Competition 2013 near Arteixo on July 27, 2013 in A Coruna, Spain.  (PHOTO CREDIT: Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images)
A CORUNA, SPAIN – JULY 27: Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara empire, meets some friends at CSI Casas Novas Horse Jumping Competition 2013 near Arteixo on July 27, 2013 in A Coruna, Spain. (PHOTO CREDIT: Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images)

Amancio Ortega, founder of clothing retailer Zara, is now the second-richest man in the world, knocking legendary investor Warren Buffett into third place.

The 79-year-old who hails from Spain is worth over $71.5 billion as of June 2, 2015, according to Bloomberg. Bill Gates remains the world’s richest man with a net worth of over $85.5 billion.

Buffet’s net worth of $70.2 billion — over $1 billion shy of Ortega’s new total — drops him well into third.

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SOURCE: Fortune, Benjamin Snyder