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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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Sir Richard Branson's challenger bank Virgin Money puts on ice its plans to float on stock market

sir richard branson's challenger bank virgin money puts on ice its plans to float on stock marketThe shelving of the share offer was predicted in the Daily Mail earlier this week after fellow upstart bank Aldermore abandoned its plans to list on the London market.
thisismoney.co.uk 3 days agoAlso reported by •MailOnline
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Employee benefits do you have any right to keep them?

In many cases, employers can withdraw non-contractual benefits, but there are limited options available to you On Tuesday news broke that Apple and Facebook are offering to freeze eggs for US female..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago

Videos for Richard Branson

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 - 1 week 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

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 - on September 9, 2014

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Virgin Money stalls flotation plans

Banks IPO, which would have led to £50m being paid to taxpayers, shelved as global jitters continue to rock markets Stock market turbulence has forced Virgin Money, the high street bank part-owned..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago
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Virgin Money delays IPO until market conditions improve

Virgin Money has pushed back its IPO, saying it will now go public “as soon as constructive market conditions allow”.  The challenger bank had announced it would list on the London Stock..
City A.M. 3 days ago

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Virgin Money scraps plans to float in October

Bank majority owned by Sir Richard Branson says it will no longer float this month
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago

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Kellan Lutz & Kacey Musgraves Have Fun with Virgin America!

kellan lutz & kacey musgraves have fun with virgin america!Kellan Lutz and Kacey Musgraves get together for a photo with Virgin Group founder Richard Branson on the Virgin America Downtown Express from DFW to Dallas Love Field on Monday (October 13) in Los..
Just Jared Jr 6 days agoAlso reported by •Just Jared
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Richard Branson: How passion can change your life

Harriet Green asks the Virgin founder about determination, self-belief and giving it a go BUZZWORDS can get tiresome, and “passion” is one that’s thrown around liberally. We’re told it pays to..
City A.M. 1 week ago

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Space tourists will change the world, says Sir Richard Branson's head of mission

Man behind Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic mission to send tourists into space says they will come back determined to change our fragile planet for the better
Telegraph.co.uk 1 week ago


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