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Spain's richest woman dies after suffering stroke

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The Spanish co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex, which includes the Zara brand, has died. Rosalia Mera, who was 69, suffered a stroke while on vacation on the Mediterranean island of Menorca.

She died at a hospital in La Coruna, the city where she was born in Spain’s Galicia region.

According to Forbes magazine, her wealth totalled 4.7 billion euros.

Mera, who left school to become a seamstress, built Inditex from scratch with her then-husband Amancio Ortega, designing dressing gowns and lingerie in their living room.

The couple divorced and she held onto 5.1 percent of Inditex.