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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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Virgin Holidays pledge on whale captivity criticised by wildlife charities

Richard Bransons announcement that Virgins partners should no longer take receipt of whales or dolphins captured from the wild does not go far enough, say campaigners Wildlife campaigners have..
guardian.co.uk 1 day ago

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Richard Branson And The Unlimited Vacation Push

richard branson and the unlimited vacation pushOn September 23, Richard Branson announced on his blog that the 170 employees of Virgin Management, the company that manages his family’s investments, are able to take vacations for any length of..
Benzinga.com 2 days ago

Videos for Richard Branson

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 - 1 week ago

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 - 1 week ago

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 - 2 weeks ago

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 - 3 weeks ago

News video: Sir Richard Branson And Bear Grylls Launch Space Competition

Sir Richard Branson And Bear Grylls Launch Space Competition 00:56

Adventurers Sir Richard Branson, Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Fiennes have joined forces to help launch Land Rover's 'Galactic Discovery' competition.
Source: CelebrityBytes - on September 5, 2014

 
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Sir Richard Branson planning to float Virgin Money in London

sir richard branson planning to float virgin money in londonThe tycoon is expected to unveil his plans this week to take the company public less than three years after taking over the healthy arm of Northern Rock.
thisismoney.co.uk 3 days agoAlso reported by •MailOnline
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Virgin Money cautiously lays out plans for £2bn listing this week

VIRGIN Money is planning to announce its initial public offering (IPO) this week, City A.M. understands. But the challenger bank remains cautious in case market conditions change rapidly in the face of..
City A.M. 3 days ago

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Virgin Money to announce £2bn stock market flotation

Bank expected to begin promoting listing within days and will provide £50m windfall for taxpayer under deal with Treasury Virgin Money, the bank that is part-owned by Sir Richard Branson and..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago
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Virgin Money readies for IPO announcement this week

Virgin Money, the banking arm of Sir Richard Branson's empire, is said to be preparing to announce plans this week for its £2bn London IPO
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago

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Defiant Sir Richard Branson insists he will be in space 'by spring' after rocket delays

It really is rocket science' notes entrepreneur as he says that Virgin Galactic 'spaceline' has overcome design hold-ups and hopes to stage test flight into space by Christmas
Telegraph.co.uk 4 days ago

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Sir Richard Branson to take son Sam into space when Virgin Galactic launch flights from Spaceport in spring 2015

sir richard branson to take son sam into space when virgin galactic launch flights from spaceport in spring 2015Sir Richard Branson has confirmed he and his son Sam will be the first passengers on a commercial flight into space in spring 2015.
MailOnline 4 days ago

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Richard Branson: One minute interview

*Where are you now and what can you see?*
Independent 4 days ago

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Richard Branson just needs to give Virgin staff a proper break

richard branson just needs to give virgin staff a proper breakIt's the corporate equivalent of an honesty box. Virgin's announcement that it is considering giving employees the right to take unlimited holidays is another Richard Branson initiative that is..
Belfast Telegraph 5 days ago

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Virgin Money Fires Starting Gun On £2bn Float

virgin money fires starting gun on £2bn floatThe listing of Sir Richard Branson's banking operation is likely to be announced within days, Sky News learns.
Sky News 5 days ago

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Richard Branson should beware the perils of peer control

We should be open to the idea of self-managed holidays, but it wont work in a climate of anxiety Half Brazilian, half Austrian, Ricardo Semler runs one of the strangest companies in the world..
guardian.co.uk 5 days ago

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Virgin Gigantic! Inside Richard Branson's Moroccan holiday home, where guests can stay for £345 a night (or £1,800 if you want his master suite)

virgin gigantic! inside richard branson's moroccan holiday home, where guests can stay for £345 a night (or £1,800 if you want his master suite)The Virgin boss's holiday home which sits 4,300 feet above sea level in the Atlas mountains comes complete with an outdoor cinema, infinity pool and four mules for countryside rambles.
MailOnline 6 days ago
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'Unlimited' holidays for Virgin staff in the UK

'unlimited' holidays for virgin staff in the ukSir Richard Branson is to allow his staff to take as much annual leave as they want in a bid to boost morale and productivity.
Belfast Telegraph 6 days ago

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Boston Flood Appeal Committee funds run dry

boston flood appeal committee funds run dryA group of volunteers which has spent more than £25,000 providing Boston flood victims with furniture, carpets, washing machines and fridges in the past eight months has run out of cash.Since the end..
Boston Target 6 days ago

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JAN MOIR: Branson's unlimited hols? We'd be too scared of the sack to take them 

jan moir: branson's unlimited hols? we'd be too scared of the sack to take them There is a revolutionary new holiday policy at Virgin, meaning that there is now no holiday policy at all. Sir Richard Branson has told his Virgin staff that they can now have as many holidays as they..
MailOnline 6 days ago

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Mac on... Richard Branson allowing Virgin employees to take as much holiday as they like

mac on... richard branson allowing virgin employees to take as much holiday as they like'Hello. This is your captain speaking...'
MailOnline 6 days ago

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The Guardian view on unlimited time off: too good to be true

Take as much holiday as you like, says Richard Branson. If you dare When Richard Branson announces that Virgin employees can take as much holiday as they want, it seems unlikely that he means to..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago

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Poll: should employees take as much holiday as they like?

Sir Richard Branson believes his 170-strong staff in his private office should take as much holiday as they like, when they like no questions asked. Do you agree or disagree? Continue reading...
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago
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VIDEO: 'Unlimited holiday policy works'

Media agency boss, Jenny Biggam, welcomes Richard Branson's decision to offer his personal staff as much holiday as they want.
BBC News 1 week ago

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