6. Amancio Ortega
Who: CEO of Spain-based clothing retailer Zara
Net worth: $62.7 billion
Secret to success: Born in poverty, the now-richest man in Europe founded Zara on two principles: Give the customer what they want, and give it to them faster than anyone else. “The company is in a race with themselves rather than anything else,” said Barclays analyst.
5. Carlos Slim Helu
Who: Mexican telecom magnate and investor
Net worth: $64 billion
Secret to success: Slim gave his top 5 rules for business success as: 1. Have a simple organizational structure; 2. Maintain austerity; 3. Focus on growth; 4. Minimize non-productive things; 5. Work together.
Quote: “Do not allow negative feelings and emotions to control your mind. Emotional harm does not come from others; it is conceived and developed within ourselves.”