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Richard Branson

Born: July 18, 1950 (age 67) 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 Hotels to open a property in D.C.

Virgin Hotels, the latest arm of Virgin Group Richard Branson’s multifaceted empire, will open a D.C. hotel in 2019.  Virgin will be the flag on the art-focused hotel near Union Market that we’ve..
bizjournals

Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic Will “Be in Space in About Four Months”

richard branson: virgin galactic will “be in space in about four months”
Richard Branson believes that Virgin Galactic will send its first astronauts into space within the next four months. He also suggested that Elon Musk's goal to get to Mars is not going to help the..
Futurism

Videos for Richard Branson

News video: Virgin Galactic Could Launch In 4 Months

Virgin Galactic Could Launch In 4 Months 00:28

According to Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic will send its first astronauts into space within the next four months. IN addition, he suggested that Elon Musk's goal to get to Mars is not going to help..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Richard Branson: A Con Artist Scammed My Friend Out of $2 Million by Pretending to Be Me

Richard Branson: A Con Artist Scammed My Friend Out of $2 Million by Pretending to Be Me 01:16

Richard Branson: A Con Artist Scammed My Friend Out of $2 Million by Pretending to Be Me
Source: Time -

News video: Richard Branson targeted in $5 million scam

Richard Branson targeted in $5 million scam 01:26

Billionaire founder of the Virgin group Richard Branson telling Reuters he was targeted by a con artist posing as British Defense Minister Michael Fallon who tried to get $5 million in a supposed..
Source: Rumble -

News video: Branson turbocharges hyperloop race

Branson turbocharges hyperloop race 02:30

The company Sir Richard Branson just invested in, Hyperloop One, is the one to beat in the race to build a super-fast underground transportation system, say experts. Fred Katayama reports.
Source: Rumble -

News video: Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre' 00:48

Billionaire Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister. Branson claims the fraudster tried to get him to..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

 

Richard Branson's artificial reef project revealed

richard branson's artificial reef project revealed
The Kodiak Queen forms the centrepiece of a unique new dive site and underwater sculpture called The Maverick BVI Art Reef, located just off Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
MailOnline

Isn't it time Richard Branson learned how to treat a lady?

isn't it time richard branson learned how to treat a lady?
If these pictures are anything to go by, does Richard Branson have a few women to apologise to? To my mind, he appears to have form when it comes to overstepping the mark.
MailOnline

Jenson Button claims drunk Richard Branson touched his girlfriend's face and made her 'uncomfortable'

Formula One driver accused Sir Richard of 'blatant flirting' and says he was left 'furious' when he returned from the toilet
Independent

Jenson Button addresses Richard Branson 'drunk' confrontation story when he makes a surprising comment about the businessman on This Morning

Jenson Button addresses Richard Branson 'drunk' confrontation story with surprising comment: Jenson Button appeared on This Morning to talk about his new book [ITV] Following the release of his new..
OK!

Here is the key Boeing gives airlines when they buy a $270 million 787 Dreamliner (QAN, BA)

here is the key boeing gives airlines when they buy a $270 million 787 dreamliner (qan, ba)
· *Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Tuesday.* · *Boeing presented Qantas with a ceremonial key to the plane.* · *The Dreamliner will allow Qantas to offer non-stop..
Business Insider

Jenson Button feels for Richard Branson for media storm

jenson button feels for richard branson for media storm
Jenson Button (pictured) says he 'feels' for Richard Branson, who faced a public backlash when it emerged the Virgin boss made Button's ex-girlfriend uncomfortable by stroking her face.
MailOnline

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas calls for the scrapping of current business rates system

west cornwall mp derek thomas calls for the scrapping of current business rates system
He's joined names like Richard Branson and Theo Paphitis in calling for a reform to business rates.
West Briton Also reported by •Cornish GuardianThe Cornishman

Dublin-based Coroflo gets Richard Branson’s approval, raises €650,000

Breastfeeding assistance start-up established just five months ago now valued at €4m
Irish Times

Jenson Button confronted Virgin boss Richard Branson after 'blatant flirting'

jenson button confronted virgin boss richard branson after 'blatant flirting'
F1 ace Jenson Button has revealed he had to confront a "very very drunk" Sir Richard Branson during a meal in a high-end restaurant after the Virgin boss flirted with his then-girlfriend.He claims that..
New Zealand Herald

Lyft's cofounders met on Facebook and lived on opposite coasts — here's how they launched a $7.5 billion startup long-distance

lyft's cofounders met on facebook and lived on opposite coasts — here's how they launched a $7.5 billion startup long-distance
· *John Zimmer and Logan Green met through a mutual friend on Facebook. Both were thinking about starting a ride-sharing service.* · *Lyft, then called "Zimride," was a side project for a few..
Business Insider

Jenson Button says Richard Branson touched his girlfriend

jenson button says richard branson touched his girlfriend
Jenson Button claims that an intoxicated Richard Branson interrupted a dinner at Nobu in 2009, and flirted with his then-girlfriend Jessica Michibata, making her 'uncomfortable'.
MailOnline

Richard Branson sounds off on Virgin America sale and pretty much everything in S.F.

Richard Branson had plenty to say to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco, lamenting Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America, criticizing U.S. businesses’ stingy vacation policies and offering a..
bizjournals

Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5..
Reuters

Richard Branson almost conned out of £4 million by man pretending to be Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon

Virgin boss contacted by conman posing as Cabinet member seeking funds to pay ransom demand after British diplomat supposedly kidnapped by foreign terrorists
Independent

Richard Branson targeted by conman posing as top UK government official in £3 million 'kidnap' sting

richard branson targeted by conman posing as top uk government official in £3 million 'kidnap' sting
The tycoon revealed that he received a written note on what appeared to be official government notepaper.
Daily Record


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