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Economy

The fourth part of the Forbes list of the 100 largest fortunes in Spain are women

Of the 100 largest Spanish fortunes, 26 correspond to women. They add up to 900 million euros and among them stand out, in addition to Sandra Ortega, Alicia Koplowitz, Maria del Pino Calvo-Sotelo and Sol Daurella. The richest of the rich is again the creator of Zara, Amancio Ortega.

 

 
The 100 largest fortunes of Spain in 2019 are 1.5 billion euros richer than in 2018, 1% more, reaching 148.2 billion euros, and Amancio Ortega (Inditex) repeats as the richest Spanish with 63.000 million (compared to 58.000 million last year), according to Forbes magazine.

Sandra Ortega, daughter of the founder of Inditex, returns to occupy the second position of the ranking with a fortune of 6.000 million euros, 4.000 million more than in the previous year, followed by Rafael del Pino (Ferrovial), which accumulates a fortune of 4.100 million euros (compared to 3.000 million in 2018) and rises from fifth to second place.

The president of Iberostar, Miguel Fluxa, remains in fourth place, with 3,000 million euros, although he has reduced his fortune 500 million compared to 2018, followed by Juan Roig, president of Mercadona, which falls from third to fifth put and accumulates a fortune of 2.700 million euros compared to 3.700 the previous year.

These first five fortunes of the list add up to 78.8 billion euros, which represents 50.3% of the total.

In fact, the heritage of the founder of Inditex, first in the classification, is equivalent to the sum of the 43 rich who follow him.

According to Forbes, Ortega has increased his fortune in the last year by 5.000 million euros and maintains his investment strategy in real estate assets, whose net worth is estimated at 7.500 million.

Among the new additions to the list, the shareholders of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, Alicia and Mercedes Daurella stand out, who come to occupy the 51st position with an estimated fortune of 500 million euros.

Of the 100 largest Spanish fortunes, a quarter are women and 26 of them accumulate more than 900 million euros and among which are, in addition to Sandra Ortega, Alicia Koplowitz (8th place), with a fortune of 2.000 million; Maria del Pino Calvo-Sotelo (10), with 1.700 million euros, or Sol Daurella (11) with 1.600 million euros.

Julio Iglesias is the only one that appears in this edition of the list that is not dedicated exclusively to the business world, with a fortune of 800 million euros that put him in 37th place, three below the 2018 edition, where he occupied the number 34 with 50 million more. (November 6, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla de... (Mainly, it's said in the text that...)
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las mujeres españolas que aparecen en la última lista de Forbes.
B
los negocios que tienen las personas más ricas del mundo.
C
los presidentes de Inditex y de Mercadona.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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la hija del creador de Zara es una de las mujeres españolas más ricas.
B
solo aparecen poco más de una decena de mujeres españolas en la última lista de Forbes.
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más de la mitad de las mujeres más ricas son españolas.
Question 3
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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la mayoría de las personas que aparecen se dedican a la música.
B
casi todas las personas que aparecen en esa lista están relacionadas con el mundo empresarial.
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las primeras cinco fortunas de esa lista suman poco más de siete mil millones de euros.
Question 4
Sobre Amancio Ortega se dice que... (About Amancio Ortega, it's said that...)
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su hija Sandra tiene 4.000 millones de euros más que él.
B
es más rico que el presidente de Mercadona.
C
por vez primera encabeza esa lista que ha elaborado Forbes.
Question 5
Según el texto, Alicia Koplowitz... (According to the text, Alicia Koplowitz...)
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es menos rica que Sandra Ortega.
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es más rica que Sandra Ortega.
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es igual de rica que Sandra Ortega.
Question 6
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
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esa donación ayudará a que los pacientes de esos hospitales reciban un mejor tratamiento.
B
la Fundación Amancio Ortega donará unos 3.200 millones de euros a hospitales públicos de España.
C
en ese momento, Amancio Ortega era el segundo hombre más rico del mundo.
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'Sobresalir' es... ('Sobresalir' is...)
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'pasar desapercibido'.
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'mantenerse'.
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'destacar'.
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En el texto, 'fortuna' hace referencia... (In the text, 'fortuna' refers to...)
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a la buena suerte.
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al estado de ánimo de una persona.
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al dinero y a la hacienda de una persona.
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"1.700.000.000" se lee... ("1.700.000.000" is read...)
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"ciento setenta millones".
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"mil setecientos millones".
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"un millón setecientos mil".
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Si algo 'aumenta'... (If something 'aumenta'...)
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se reduce la cantidad de ese algo.
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no hay cambios.
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se incrementa la cantidad de ese algo.
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Una persona 'rica' es... (A person 'rica' is...)
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adinerada.
B
pobre.
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poco adinerada.
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El artículo determinado para 'mujeres' es: (The definite article for 'mujeres' is:)
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los
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la
C
las
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