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Richard Branson

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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Richard Branson claims he is successful and rich BECAUSE he is happy - not the other way around and offers advice for others

richard branson claims he is successful and rich because he is happy - not the other way around and offers advice for othersBillionaire Richard Branson shares his tips for happiness and says he owes his fortune to being happy. The British businessman gives advice in a book compiled by a mental-health charity.
MailOnline 2 days ago

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Virgin America net profit jumps on higher U.S. travel, lower costs

(Reuters) - Virgin America Inc , a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, reported a 76 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher U.S. travel and lower fuel costs.
Reuters 3 days ago

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: Facebook Builds Internet Drone to Provide Access for All

Facebook Builds Internet Drone to Provide Access for All 01:10

Hoping to fill in the gap for some 4 billion people who lack Internet access, Facebook is launching a solar-powered drone to deliver the web to the entire world. Using high-speed lasers, the plan reads..
Source: Buzz60 - 1 day ago

News video: Facebook builds Internet drone to provide access for all

Facebook builds Internet drone to provide access for all 01:10

Hoping to fill in the gap for some 4 billion people who lack Internet access, Facebook is launching a solar-powered drone to deliver the web to the entire world. Using high-speed lasers, the plan reads..
Source: Buzz60 - 1 day ago

News video: 5 Places Left in England Where Ties Are Still Required

5 Places Left in England Where Ties Are Still Required 00:41

But don't wear a tie if you work for Richard Branson!
Source: AOL.RISE - 2 weeks ago

News video: George Lopez in Talks to Replace Trump on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

George Lopez in Talks to Replace Trump on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

According to a new report by Page Six, funny man George Lopez, who has been outspoken about Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans, is in talks with NBC to replace him on Celebrity Apprentice.
Source: Splash News TV - 2 weeks ago

News video: Sir Richard Branson wieghs in on Taylor Swift's Apple Music criticism

Sir Richard Branson wieghs in on Taylor Swift's Apple Music criticism

Sir Richard Branson has his say on the music industry in response to Taylor Swift's criticism of Apple Music.
Source: Press Association UK - on June 26, 2015

 
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Cecil the lion: Anger grows as celebrities condemn hunting animals who have 'a right to live'

Sir Roger Moore criticises the 'cowardly' pastime as Richard Branson describes Cecil's death as tragic and senseless
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago

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Richard Branson urges against shark hunting following Mick Fanning attack

Virgin founder calls for sharks to be protected, not killed in retribution, following top surfer’s amazing escape from an attack in South Africa Sir Richard Branson has called for sharks to be..
guardian.co.uk 4 days ago
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Virgin Galactic crash: SpaceShipTwo accident in Mojave Desert blamed on human error, gaps in pilot training and braking issues

When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke apart and plummeted from 50,000ft to the Mojave Desert during a test flight on 31 October 2014, Sir Richard Branson’s dream of a smooth ride to..
Independent 4 days ago
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Should business leaders speak out more on public issues such as climate change?

Join a panel of experts online on *Wednesday 5 August, 1-2:30pm BST* to discuss the role of business in vocalising the environmental agenda With a growing number of CEOs publicly committing their..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago
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Contest to find next Richard Branson or Alan Sugar launched in...

contest to find next richard branson or alan sugar launched in...THE next Alan Sugar or Richard Branson could be uncovered in Crawley as a competition to give young entrepreneurs a way to get their ideas off the ground returns.Crawley MP Henry Smith officially..
Crawley News 1 week ago

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Divining Moments: Manuel Göttsching Interviewed

divining moments: manuel göttsching interviewed"Touch an emotion and let it go..." Spontaneity can be an alchemical force. Impulse can transform the most characterless moments of your life into boisterous, 24-carat experience that then enrich..
Clash 1 week ago

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Meat Free Mondays: Bath chefs share their favourite vegetarian...

meat free mondays: bath chefs share their favourite vegetarian...The hashtag #MeatFreeMondays was created back in 2009 after Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney created the not-for-profit campaign to raise awareness of the environmental impact of going meat-free for a..
Bath Chronicle 1 week ago



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