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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 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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24 days, 24 celebrities: Sienna Miller, Richard Branson, and Richard E. Grant join campaign to urge YOU to donate bone marrow in memory of Millie, 21, who died from leukaemia 10 years ago

24 days, 24 celebrities: sienna miller, richard branson, and richard e. grant join campaign to urge you to donate bone marrow in memory of millie, 21, who died from leukaemia 10 years agoTen years after her big sister Millie lost her life to leukaemia, Annabella Forbes, 29, from London, has launched the #InspiredbyMillie campaign backed by celebrities across the globe.
MailOnline 2 days ago

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Virgin's new cruises are inspired by lower Manhattan. That's a fair warning

At sea for two weeks with a bunch of vomiting hipsters and suddenly the back of Virgin economy on a full flight from Bangkok looks ideal The most surprising thing about the news this month that..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: Cheap Stocks, Courtesy of Energy Selloff

Cheap Stocks, Courtesy of Energy Selloff 04:30

Barron's Bounce: Investors have fled shippers such as Teekay and Ardmore, but they are making more and spending less. Plus: Cruise Ship stocks on sale, and a chemical company with serious upside. ..
Source: Wall Street Journal Live - 4 days ago

News video: Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans

Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans 01:23

Virgin Oceanic has confirmed its deep-sea exploration plans have been canceled due to safety concerns.
Source: Newsy - 6 days ago

News video: This Week's Barron's Magazine: Stick With the Bull

This Week's Barron's Magazine: Stick With the Bull 03:09

This week's Barron's Magazine looks at why you should 'stick with the bull' on Wall Street to what's happening to the cruise industry. Barron's Senior Editor Jack Hough joins the News Hub. Photo:..
Source: The Wall Street Journal - 1 week ago

News video: Dr. Phil's Startup Launches Video Visits With U.S. Therapists

Dr. Phil's Startup Launches Video Visits With U.S. Therapists

Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counseling. The company has launched a web and mobile service to connect people..
Source: Wochit - 1 week ago

News video: Virgin America Shares Jump 24.3 Percent in Debut

Virgin America Shares Jump 24.3 Percent in Debut 00:37

Shares of Virgin America, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, rose as much as 24.3 percent in their trading debut, valuing the company at about $1.24 billion. Virgin America's initial..
Source: Wochit Business - on November 14, 2014

 
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Quiz: ridiculous quotes of 2014

They said what? When it comes to spouting their opinions on leadership, work and women these celebrities should learn to think before they speakEvery so often, someone in the public eye says something..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago

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Cheaper oil could damage renewable energies, says Richard Branson

Entrepreneur claims Saudi Arabia is encouraging collapse in oil price in bid to undermine fracking and clean energySaudi Arabia is encouraging the dramatic collapse of oil prices in order to damage the..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago
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Inside the Prince's Trust: What does it take to be a business...

inside the prince's trust: what does it take to be a business...The Prince's Trust, the charity set up by Prince Charles, helps young people hoping to become the next business big shot like Sir Richard Branson or Sir Alan Sugar. Isobel Frodsham spoke to two of the..
Leicester Mercury 4 days ago

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Countdown to Christmas: 23 pictures that sum up 2014

countdown to christmas: 23 pictures that sum up 2014In January, workers at the French Goodyear factory went on strike and then took two executives hostage after it was announced that the company was going to close the plant, with the loss of more than..
City A.M. 5 days ago

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Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans

richard branson scraps deep-sea exploration plansWatch VideoSir Richard Branson's plans to explore the world's deepest oceans have been scrapped.  The Virgin Oceanic project was first unveiled in 2011, and planned to use an 18-food deep-sea..
Newsy 6 days ago

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Sir Richard Branson quietly shelves Virgin submarine plan

Virgin Oceanic's DeepFlight Challenger submarine, whose mission was described by Sir Richard Branson as "the last great challenge for humans", has been mothballed
Telegraph.co.uk 1 week ago


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