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Richard Branson

Born: July 18, 1950 (age 64) in Blackheath, London

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor.

He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student.

In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business.

In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores.

Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

According to the Forbes 2014 list of billionaires, Branson is the seventh richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.9 billion.


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Chapel converted by Richard Branson on market

chapel converted by richard branson on marketSir Richard Branson converted The Old Chapel in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, into a four-bedroom home in the 1970s. He painted the doors with his trademark bright red.
MailOnline 3 days ago

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Brighton and Hove News 3 days ago

Videos for Richard Branson

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Source: FOXSports.com - 10 hours ago

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Source: Bloomberg - 4 days ago

News video: Sheryl Sandberg: Women Can Have It All

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April 24 -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson discuss gender in the workplace and parenting with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.
Source: Bloomberg - 4 days ago

News video: Sheryl Sandberg: I Want More Women in Public Office

Sheryl Sandberg: I Want More Women in Public Office 02:03

April 24 -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson discuss their companies and politics with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.
Source: Bloomberg - 4 days ago

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April 24 -- Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson discuss Facebook's egg-freezing policy with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.
Source: Bloomberg - 4 days ago

 
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The Argus 6 days ago

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Telegraph.co.uk 1 week ago

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