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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 wants Virgin pilots with no flying experience

Virgin Atlantic is hoping to attract and train would-be pilots without flying qualifications to move straight on to glamorous long-haul routes
Telegraph.co.uk 7 hours ago

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Charismatic chief executives could be bad for firms

Compelling as they may be, strong leaders can lack humility I AM soft, I am lovable, but what I really want to do is reach in, rip out their hearts and eat them before they die.” Not the words of a..
City A.M. 12 hours ago

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: Book Talk: Richard Branson On Leadership, Telling Stories

Book Talk: Richard Branson On Leadership, Telling Stories 00:34

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author. His autobiography, "Losing My Virginity,"..
Source: wochit - 1 week ago

News video: Britain's Virgin Atlantic Scraps Domestic Short-haul Service

Britain's Virgin Atlantic Scraps Domestic Short-haul Service

Britain's Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched. The airline, which is 51 percent owned by its British..
Source: Wochit - 3 weeks ago

News video: Branson: Virgin Galactic Into Space by Christmas

Branson: Virgin Galactic Into Space by Christmas 06:56

Sir Richard Branson hopes Virgin Galactic will make it into space by the end of 2014. He shares his plans for space tourism and sends a message to entrepreneurs in an interview with WSJ's Tanya Rivero...
Source: Wall Street Journal Live - on September 24, 2014

News video: Sir Richard Branson Teams Up With Grey Goose Ahead Of Space Flight

Sir Richard Branson Teams Up With Grey Goose Ahead Of Space Flight 01:19

As Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic gets set to launch the first commercial passenger flight into space the extraordinary travel company has teamed up with luxury vodka brand Grey Goose.
Source: Splash - on September 23, 2014

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 - on September 18, 2014

 
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No flying experience? Come fly with me, says Richard Branson

Virgin Atlantic are to become the first European airline to put trainee pilots at the controls of long-haul aircraft
Telegraph.co.uk 18 hours ago

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Sir Richard Branson bites back in Virgin Atlantic spat with British Airways rival 

sir richard branson bites back in virgin atlantic spat with british airways rival The billionaire tycoon yesterday described Virgin Atlantic as a ‘better known’ and ‘more respected’ global brand than British Airways which would be around for another 40 years.
thisismoney.co.uk 6 days agoAlso reported by •MailOnline
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Heathrow airport expansion essential, says Virgins Richard Branson

Branson calls on UK politicians to be brave and bite the bullet by aiming for two new runways at Heathrow Sir Richard Branson has swung his weight firmly behind Heathrow over Gatwick as the debate..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago
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West Coast main line: Has Richard Branson forgotten the virtues of competition?

Richard Branson’s famous guerrilla campaign to break British Airways’s grip on Heathrow Airport is safe in history as a victory for competition and passenger choice. The tenacious campaign fought..
City A.M. 1 week ago

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Book Talk: Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author.
Reuters 1 week ago

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Priscilla, queen of the skies

priscilla, queen of the skiesA WORLD record breaking burlesque dancer is bidding to have her picture emblazoned across a Virgin Airways jet after developing a fascination with tycoon Sir Richard Branson.Plymouth-based Sapphira,..
Plymouth Herald 1 week ago

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VIDEO: World record holding Plymouth burlesque dancer bids for...

video: world record holding plymouth burlesque dancer bids for...A WORLD record breaking burlesque dancer is bidding to have her picture emblazoned across a Virgin Airways jet after developing a fascination with tycoon Richard Branson. Plymouth-based Sapphira, whose..
Plymouth Herald 1 week ago



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