Sandra Ortega Mera

Sandra Ortega Mera (born 19 July 1968) is a Spanish billionaire heiress.

Sandra Ortega
Sandra Ortega Mera

(1968-07-19) 19 July 1968 (age 51)[1]
EducationUniversity of Santiago de Compostela
Known forSpain's richest woman
Net worthUS$6.3 billion (April 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Pablo Gómez

Early lifeEdit

Sandra Ortega Mera is the daughter of Amancio Ortega Gaona, founder of Inditex and one of the wealthiest people in the world, and his first wife, Rosalía Mera. Ortega earned a degree in psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela.[1]


On her mother Rosalía Mera's death in 2013, Ortega inherited her 7% stake in Inditex, as her brother Marcos was born with cerebral palsy, and became Spain's richest woman with a net worth of $7.3 billion.[1]

Ortega spends time working with the foundation her mother founded for those with mental and physical disabilities, Fundación Paideia Galiza.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ortega is married with three children and lives in A Coruña, Spain.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Forbes profile: Sandra Mera". Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Villar, C. (8 October 2014). "Sandra Ortega, la misma política financiera que... su padre". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. Retrieved 24 November 2019.