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British business magnate, investor and philanthropist

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Richard Branson: British business magnate, investor and philanthropist
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, investor, author and former philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields.


Virgin Australia falls to virus crisis [Video]

Virgin Australia falls to virus crisis

Virgin Australia Holdings on Tuesday (April 21) succumbed to third-party led restructuring that could lead to a sale, making Australia's second-biggest airline the Asia-Pacific region's biggest victim..

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Virgin Atlantic won't survive without government help - Branson [Video]

Virgin Atlantic won't survive without government help - Branson

Virgin Atlantic won't survive unless it gets government aid, says founder Richard Branson. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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'Make the rich pay for Covid-19': Effigies of Dominic Cummings and Sir Richard Branson hung from Salford bridge

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Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.
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Richard Branson to sell 25 million shares in Virgin Galactic to battle pandemic impact

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group said on Monday that it may sell up to 25 million shares of space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc to raise funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Virgin airlines in trouble on two continents

Sir Richard Branson says he is not asking for a handout, but a commercial loan to save the airline.
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Virgin Galactic sees double the demand for space travel

Sir Richard Branson's space travel venture sees strong demand despite recording growing losses.
BBC News - Published

Branson says new Virgin cruise line will overcome coronavirus fears

British entrepreneur Richard Branson heralded his first cruise ship "Scarlet Lady" on Friday as targeting a younger generation of holidaymakers with a range of attractions that he believes will..
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Branson targets younger cruise crowd with DJs, tattoos and yoga

British entrepreneur Richard Branson will unveil the "Scarlet Lady" on Friday, a 60,000 tonne cruise liner complete with a tattoo studio and yoga deck aimed at drawing in a younger generation of..
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Branson apologises for South Africa launch tweet

Sir Richard Branson apologises after his tweet is criticised for showing "so many white people".
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic soars before crashing to earth in NYSE debut

Richard Branson-backed Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc fetched a valuation of around $2.3 billion on its market debut on Monday, after shares in the first publicly traded space tourism company popped..
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Virgin Galactic: Branson's space firm set for stock market launch

Shares in the space tourism company are due to start trading in New York on Monday.
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Second Brexit referendum would keep Britain in EU: Virgin's Branson

British billionaire Richard Branson backed a second Brexit referendum on Wednesday in the belief that Britons would reverse a decision to leave the European Union.
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to go public by year-end

British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic plans a stock market listing by the end of the year, giving it the much-needed funds to take on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX in..
Reuters - Published

Cannonballs, skulls and jewellery: Archaeologists discover 'Bronze Age relics' in Edinburgh city centre, delaying Richard Branson's new hotel

'This has been one of the most significant urban excavations ever undertaken in Scotland'
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