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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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Gorkana meets...Spear's

gorkana meets...spear'sJosh Spero, editor of Spear's, on writing about the people making a difference, not pandering to his readership and being able to spot a fad a mile off. *What has changed at Spear’s since you last..
Gorkana 11 hours ago

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It never hurts to say thanks! From Emma Watson's letter to Steve Carrell to Beyonce's hand-written tribute to Michelle Obama, the most inspiring notes revealed

it never hurts to say thanks! from emma watson's letter to steve carrell to beyonce's hand-written tribute to michelle obama, the most inspiring notes revealedWhether it's a little girl writing to Richard Branson, or a passenger thanking her pilots for taking her home, these touching missives might just inspire you to pick up paper and pen again.
MailOnline 13 hours ago

Videos for Richard Branson

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 - 1 week 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 01:39

Sir Richard Branson has his say on the music industry in response to Taylor Swift's criticism of Apple Music.
Source: Press Association - 1 week ago

News video: Why Sir Richard Branson Is Investing in Global Broadband

Why Sir Richard Branson Is Investing in Global Broadband 06:15

June 25 -- Virgin Group President Sir Richard Branson discusses investing in global broadband technologies and the U.K. possibly exiting the EU. He speaks on “Market Makers.”
Source: Bloomberg - 1 week ago

News video: Virgin Cruises Will Offer 7-Day Caribbean Getaways in 2020

Virgin Cruises Will Offer 7-Day Caribbean Getaways in 2020 00:48

Slowly and steadily, Richard Branson appears to be planning total world domination of the travel industry.Virgin Group founder Branson announced on Tuesday that his latest travel venture, Virgin..
Source: Wochit News - 1 week ago

News video: Richard Branson & Motown Cast Surprise Passengers with Plane Performance

Richard Branson & Motown Cast Surprise Passengers with Plane Performance 01:20

Talk about in-flight entertainment! Some unsuspecting passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Detroit got the surprise of a lifetime when the cast of Motown the Musical broke out in a..
Source: InsideEdition - 3 weeks ago

 
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500 jobs cut by Virgin Atlantic

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to cut 500 jobs by the end of the year.
Crawley Observer 1 day ago

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Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

Electric car sales have fallen far short of predictions, but the global push to cut carbon emissions and improved techology could see them poised to hit the mainstream, says Renault-Nissan’s head,..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago
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Jenson Button denies Richard Branson’s claim that Formula E will overtake F1

• Button, the 2009 world champion, is unimpressed with Formula E cars • ‘Formula E will be the electric series while the rest get on with motor racing’ Jenson Button has dismissed Sir..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago

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Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs: WSJ report

(Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd [VA.UL], owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson, is cutting about 500 jobs as it seeks to reduce costs and improve its financial resilience,..
Reuters 3 days agoAlso reported by •guardian.co.uk
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Branson wrong on Formula E - Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Formula E will not rival F1, despite Sir Richard Branson's claims to the contrary.
BBC Sport 3 days ago

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Could Greek crisis really have been avoided if Britain had joined the euro?

Those who wanted us to sign up 1999 won’t admit their error, with implications for our referendum – pushing bewildered voters towards extreme options It seems bizarre when Europe’s leaders..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago
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Richard Branson says EU exit fro UK would be a catastrophy

richard branson says eu exit fro uk would be a catastrophyVirgin founder Sir Richard Branson has said it would be catastrophic for Britain to leave the European Union.Sir Richard said Britons should be "proud" of being Europeans and remaining a member of the..
Western Daily Press 5 days agoAlso reported by •Telegraph.co.uk
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Branson: UK would be better off in Eurozone

BRITAIN would be better off in the Eurozone, billionaire investor Sir Richard Branson has said. “I think that if we were part of the euro right now, our currency would be a lot cheaper,” the Virgin..
City A.M. 5 days ago

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We should be proud to be European, say Sir Richard Branson and Mark Elborne

Sir Richard Branson and the boss of General Electric UK have made some of the most heartfelt pleas yet for Britain not to leave the European Union.
Independent 5 days ago

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​Glastonbury 2015: Julian Temperley – Richard Branson...

​glastonbury 2015: julian temperley –  richard branson...CIDER maker Julian Temperley, father of fashion designer Alice, has had a great weekend.There aren't many traders at the festival whose non-appearance at the sight, delayed only by a matter of hours,..
Western Gazette 5 days ago

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Britain would be better off in the euro, claims Sir Richard Branson

britain would be better off in the euro, claims sir richard bransonAs finance ministers battle to stop Greece crashing out of the euro, Sir Richard claimed British exports to the continent would be stronger if we had ditched the pound.
MailOnline 5 days ago

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Richard Branson warns over British exit from EU

richard branson warns over british exit from euA British exit from the European Union (EU) would be "catastrophic", businessman Sir Richard Branson has said. The founder of Virgin Group said that Britons should be "proud" of being Europeans and..
Western Morning News 5 days ago


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