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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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Virgin Money doubles annual profit in first resulsts since it listed

Growth at Branson-backed challenger bank, which bought Northern Rock from the government before it floated, has been fuelled by mortgage lending Virgin Money has more than doubled annual profit in..
guardian.co.uk 13 hours ago
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Virgin Money staff celebrate second bonus in a year after bank posts bumper maiden results

virgin money staff celebrate second bonus in a year after bank posts bumper maiden resultsThe bank, still part-owned by billionaires Sir Richard Branson and Wilbur Ross, decided to share the wealth with staff who will receive an extra bonus worth 7 per cent of their salaries.
MailOnline 17 hours agoAlso reported by •thisismoney.co.uk

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: We Day 2015: Martin Sheen hopes to inspire new generation

We Day 2015: Martin Sheen hopes to inspire new generation

Martin Sheen joined Sir Richard Branson and chart topping pop star Conor Maynard at London's We Day event hoping to empower a generation of British youngsters.
Source: Press Association UK - 6 hours ago

News video: We Day 2015: Martin Sheen Hopes to Inspire New Generation

We Day 2015: Martin Sheen Hopes to Inspire New Generation 01:31

Martin Sheen joined Sir Richard Branson and chart topping pop star Conor Maynard at London's We Day event hoping to empower a generation of British youngsters.
Source: Press Association - 12 hours ago

News video: Richard Branson Says Politicians Are Terrified of Risk and Daily Mail

Richard Branson Says Politicians Are Terrified of Risk and Daily Mail 02:19

Richard Branson discussed his recent campaign on helping drug users rather than criminalising and said that politicians are reluctant to help because they are terrified of taking risk and what The..
Source: AOL UK - 15 hours ago

News video: Virgin Galactic Reveals Where It'll Build Its Satellite-launching Rockets

Virgin Galactic Reveals Where It'll Build Its Satellite-launching Rockets 00:54

Richard Branson's not just into space tourism -- there's also LauncherOne, which delivers satellites into orbit after being dropped from a "mothership" aircraft. Virgin Galactic says that the rocket..
Source: wochit - 3 weeks ago

News video: Virgin Galactic Reveals Where It'll Build Its Satellite-Launching Rockets

Virgin Galactic Reveals Where It'll Build Its Satellite-Launching Rockets 00:53

Richard Branson's not just into space tourism -- there's also LauncherOne, which delivers satellites into orbit after being dropped from a "mothership" aircraft. Virgin Galactic says that the rocket..
Source: Wochit News - 3 weeks ago

 
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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: If the Mail man won't admit to drug use, should Nick Clegg?

At his drugs policy launch with Sir Richard Branson, Nick Clegg complained that he had had several private expressions of support for decriminalisation from senior figures in what he called “the..
Independent 1 day ago

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No harm in skunk for most of us, says Sir Richard Branson

In joint appearance with Nick Clegg, Virgin boss says there's "no harm" in smoking potent cannabis
Telegraph.co.uk 2 days ago
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Balls joins Ford exec in warning against Brexit

SHADOW chancellor Ed Balls last night described the prospect of Britain leaving the EU as the greatest threat to London – echoing warnings from some business leaders. “The whole of Britain benefits..
City A.M. 2 days ago

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UK should begin decriminalising drugs, say Richard Branson and Nick Clegg

Virgin founder and deputy prime minister argue that ‘war on drugs’ has failed and urge UK to follow Portuguese example Sir Richard Branson and Nick Clegg are urging the UK to begin..
guardian.co.uk 2 days ago
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The Big Question: Should the rail network be renationalised?

the big question: should the rail network be renationalised?East Coast trains went back into private hands this weekend after more than five years under state control.The service, which has been rebranded as Virgin Trains East Coast, marks a joint venture..
Leicester Mercury 3 days ago

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Virgin takes over the East Coast main line

Britain’s newest rail franchise began not with a train, but with a bus. Weekend engineering works meant the first Virgin Trains East Coast departure - the 7.45am from Leeds - was a bus replacement..
Independent 5 days ago

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Nick Clegg makes controversial election vow to decriminalise 'skunk' cannabis despite research linking it to mental illness

nick clegg makes controversial election vow to decriminalise 'skunk' cannabis despite research linking it to mental illnessLiberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg (pictured) risks provoking outrage this week when he joins Sir Richard Branson to put the case for removing all criminal sanctions for possessing cannabis.
MailOnline 5 days ago
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Virgin hotels have sex toys in the mini-bar and peepholes in bedrooms

virgin hotels have sex toys in the mini-bar and peepholes in bedroomsLast month Richard Branson launched the first Virgin Hotel in Chicago. Females can shave their legs on the bench in the shower or use a sex toy provided in the mini bar.
MailOnline 1 week ago

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Richard Branson ‘delighted to announce’ birth of son Sam’s baby daughter

Virgin owner reveals granddaughter’s sweet name and shares the very first photos Related www.metro.co.uk/
Showbiz Spy 1 week agoAlso reported by •OK!


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