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Born: July 18, 1950 (age 65) 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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Low fuel costs allow Virgin America to post better than expected results

Virgin America, currently awaiting a green light on the merger with Alaska Air Group, has posted better than expected first quarter results, helped by low fuel costs. The airline posted first..
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News video: Alaska Air Announces Purchase of Virgin America

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News video: Alaska Airlines Buys Out Virgin America

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Alaska Airlines is making waves in the world of air travel. The company just bought out Virgin America for a value of around 4 billion dollars. Virgin America is constantly given a top ranking by US..
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News video: Alaska Airlines Acquires Virgin America for More Than $2 Billion

Alaska Airlines Acquires Virgin America for More Than $2 Billion 01:02

Seattle-based Alaska to pay $2.6bn for Virgin budget airline, which flies to 21 destinations Sir Richard Branson is expected to make almost £550m after Alaska Airlines agreed to pay $2.6bn (£1.8bn)..
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News video: Sir Richard Branson Flies New Denver to SF Route

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March 15 -- Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson discusses the company's new Denver to San Francisco route. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."
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​Virgin Media has announced that it will be rolling out fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband for one million homes and businesses over the next few years. The plans are part of Virgin Media’s..
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MailOnline

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MailOnline

Exeter woman competes to pitch infront of Richard Branson

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