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present simple VS past simple

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present perfect VS past simple
Complete the sentences with the correct�verb from the list either in the Present Perfect or the Past Simple.
do meet
work become
get wear
write begin
  1. When he was younger Ortega� �in a clothes shop.
  2. Ortega� �his first business with his wife.
  3. He� �the idea of his business from this first work experience.
  4. He� �something different because his company doesn't use advertising to sell its products.
  5. He is very informal. In fact he only���a tie when he got married for the second time.
  6. He became so famous he even� the king of Spain.
  7. Most of the stories people� about him are not true.
  8. He� the richest man in Spain.