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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 business magnate 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 2012 list of billionaires, Branson is the sixth richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion.


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Richard Branson is a more popular business mentor than Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg's $33bn net worth and $200bn company aren't quite enough: British small business owners would prefer Richard Branson as a mentor
Telegraph.co.uk 22 hours ago

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Bosses vote for Sir Richard Branson

bosses vote for sir richard bransonSir Richard Branson is Britain's most admired business leader, according to a poll of top bosses.
Belfast Telegraph 3 days agoAlso reported by •Express and Star

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: Naomi Klein: ‘Billionaire Messiahs’ Like Richard Branson Won’t Save Planet

Naomi Klein: ‘Billionaire Messiahs’ Like Richard Branson Won’t Save Planet 02:46

Naomi Klein joins HuffPost Live to discuss why billionaires won't use their wealth to save the planet.
Source: HuffPost Live Highlights - 5 days ago

News video: Sir Richard Branson going into space in early 2015

Sir Richard Branson going into space in early 2015 04:09

The Virgin Group founder joins TODAY to talk about “The Virgin Way,” his new book about his unorthodox way of doing business, and how his plan to go into outer space is moving along.
Source: Today Show - 2 weeks ago

News video: Sir Richard Branson And Bear Grylls Launch Space Competition

Sir Richard Branson And Bear Grylls Launch Space Competition 00:56

Adventurers Sir Richard Branson, Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Fiennes have joined forces to help launch Land Rover's 'Galactic Discovery' competition.
Source: CelebrityBytes - 3 weeks ago

News video: What Billionaires Would Look Like With Regular Jobs

What Billionaires Would Look Like With Regular Jobs 01:11

A website re-imagines 14 billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg as people working in regular occupations to inspire job seekers. Jen Markham explains.
Source: Buzz60 - 3 weeks ago

News video: Land Rover Launches Competition to Win a Trip to Space

Land Rover Launches Competition to Win a Trip to Space 01:30

Four friends are set to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space, in Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery competition, a ground-breaking online search for a group of aspiring astronauts to go on the..
Source: MultiVu - 3 weeks ago

 
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Virgin Galactic STILL isn't ready 6 years after Richard Branson promised blast off 

virgin galactic still isn't ready 6 years after richard branson promised blast off Sir Richard Branson said Virgin Galactic would put civilians in space by 2008, but his space ship is still not ready, with taxpayers who funded his spaceport in New Mexico growing increasingly..
MailOnline 3 days ago
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Richard Branson: My family values

The entrepreneur on being encouraged to stand on his own two feet from an early age and the joys of a close-knit family Continue reading...
guardian.co.uk 4 days ago
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Apple iTunes and the iPod weren't Steve Jobs' ideas. They were Richard Branson's, claims Richard Branson

Virgin boss Richard Branson has revealed that he believes a prank he played in the eighties could have been Apple founder Steve Jobs’ inspiration for the iPod and iTunes.
Independent 4 days ago

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Transgressive Records At 10: By Its Artists

transgressive records at 10: by its artistsMystery Jets and more on the indie imprint… Since 2004, *Transgressive Records* has been putting out inspirational indie records by bands that have, frequently, gone on to release period-defining..
Clash 4 days ago

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein review

Klein wants this book to be read by people who don't read climate-change books it addresses a potential catastrophe yet is calm and welcoming Eight years ago, Richard Branson, the tie-loathing..
guardian.co.uk 4 days ago

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Avoid these two myths posing as career advice

Hard work isn’t all, and following your heart may well end in tears CHOOSE a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,” Confucius is thought to have said. It’s a rousing..
City A.M. 6 days ago

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Tycoon Branson backs ride-sharing service Sidecar

tycoon branson backs ride-sharing service sidecarSan Francisco (AFP) Sept 15, 2014 San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Sidecar on Monday announced a $15 million funding round that included backing by British tycoon Richard Branson. The money..
Energy Daily 6 days ago

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Spaceport delays prompt some impatience in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Delays in the launch of the first space flights by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic from a base in New Mexico have drawn criticism from a county commissioner in the..
Reuters 1 week ago
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Entrepreneurial spirit alive and kicking in UK

ENTREPRENEUR of the year The City A.M. Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises those individuals or groups who set up a successful new venture and are now growing it as a profitable business...
City A.M. 1 week ago

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Sidecar raises $15 million from investors including Richard Branson

(Reuters) - Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup which competes with on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft, said it raised $15 million from existing and new investors, including Virgin Group founder..
Reuters 1 week ago
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Sir Richard Branson: Want to be an entrepreneur? Start at primary school

Speaking to the Telegraph, Sir Richard Branson says that the sooner young people start learning about entrepreneurship the better
Telegraph.co.uk 1 week ago

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Richard Branson says that consequences of Scotland voting for independence are 'potentially quite catastrophic' - @BBCNews


Breaking News 1 week ago

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Aribnb survey reveals Britons rank a night on Sir Richard Branson's luxury Necker Island higher than a stay in Buckingham Palace

aribnb survey reveals britons rank a night on sir richard branson's luxury necker island higher than a stay in buckingham palaceThe luxury Caribbean island, which guests can rent for up to £40,000-a-night, has been deemed as the place that most Brits would want to spend a night.
MailOnline 1 week ago

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Formula E season gets underway in Beijing, China

formula e season gets underway in beijing, chinaFormula E – the latest celeb-backed motorsport to hit global race circuits – has got off to a flying start with a dramatic collision in the final lap. With its headquarters at Donington Park, in..
Leicester Mercury 1 week ago

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Richard Branson: Never do anything that discredits the brand

The Virgin founder on the lessons of turning failure into success, the ice-bucket challenge and space travel *As we're talking over the phone, you're in Zermatt, where Virgin's month-long **Strive..
guardian.co.uk 1 week ago

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