Spain's Richest Woman Dead at 69

Rosalia Mera, co-founder of Inditex


Rosalia Mera, the co-founder of the Spanish fashion giant that owns Zara, and Spain's richest woman, has died.

According to Spanish media, she suffered a stroke while on holiday in Menorca and was flown back to Coruna in northern Spain where she died at the age of 69 on Thursday evening.

Mera left school at 11 and worked as a tailor before starting Inditex with her ex-husband Amancio Ortega.

She helped build the company into one of the world's biggest retailers.