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Richard Branson

Born: July 18, 1950 (age 68) 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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What IS at the bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole? Plastic bottles

what is at the bottom of belize’s great blue hole? plastic bottles
Richard Branson has warned about the dangers of climate after he sighted plastic bottles during an expedition to the bottom of the Blue Hole in Belize
MailOnline - Published

Check out the giant suites on Virgin Voyages' first cruise ship

Virgin Voyages, the adults-only cruise company backed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Bain Capital, has offered a first look at what the biggest rooms aboard its first ship will look..
bizjournals - Published

Videos for Richard Branson

Dutch Company Hopes To Deliver A Baby In Space [Video]Dutch Company Hopes To Deliver A Baby In Space  00:35

According to Digital Trends, a Netherlands-based startup, SpaceLife Origin is aiming to be the first company to deliver a baby IN space. Egbert Edelbroek of SpaceLife Origin told reporters; “We owe..

Wochit Tech - Published

Books Billionaires Recommend Reading [Video]Books Billionaires Recommend Reading  01:07

Books Billionaires Recommend Reading Jeff Bezos • 'The Innovator's Dilemma' by Clayton Christensen • 'Built to Last' by Jim Collins Bill Gates • 'A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety' by Jimmy..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Virgin Galactic On Edge Of Space [Video]Virgin Galactic On Edge Of Space  01:06

Welcome to the corporate space race.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space [Video]Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space  01:06

Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space The SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket hit a new height of 82.7km. It took off from the Mojave Desert in California. This marked the ship's fourth test flight. The..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Billionaire Richard Branson Says the Days of Going to a 9-to-5 Job Will Soon Go Away [Video]Billionaire Richard Branson Says the Days of Going to a 9-to-5 Job Will Soon Go Away  00:48

If you thought having a 9-5 job with weekends off was living the dream, billionaire Richard Branson says otherwise.

Veuer - Published

Richard Branson Says He Will Take His First Flight to Space Within the Next 6 Months [Video]Richard Branson Says He Will Take His First Flight to Space Within the Next 6 Months  01:20

After Virgin Galactic’s successful space test flight, company founder Richard Branson is looking forward to the future—and it may come sooner than you think.

Travel & Leisure - Published

Virgin Galactic first to fly airplane in space [Video]Virgin Galactic first to fly airplane in space  01:53

US — After 14 years of research, Spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, has flown the first successful spaceflight in history. This breakthrough takes us a step closer to a world where space tourism..

TomoNews US - Published

Commercial Space Race: Richard Branson On Whether He'll Beat Elon Musk [Video]Commercial Space Race: Richard Branson On Whether He'll Beat Elon Musk  02:37

Commercial Space Race: Richard Branson On Whether He'll Beat Elon Musk

LBC - Published

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space [Video]Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space  01:52

Sir Richard Branson joked he has won the commercial race to space following the successful flight of his tourist plane. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

ODN - Published

"We've been to space!": Branson on Virgin flight [Video]"We've been to space!": Branson on Virgin flight  01:02

"It's a historic day," British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday, as he celebrated Virgin Galactic's first U.S. commercial human flight to breach..

Rumble - Published

Richard Branson prepares for private space tours after Virgin Galactic flight [Video]Richard Branson prepares for private space tours after Virgin Galactic flight  02:02

Virgin Galactic cleared a major milestone on Thursday by sending a spaceship from the Mojave desert to beyond Earth's atmosphere. The company is now on track to send private tourists into space. CBS..

CBS News - Published

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Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket plane into space for the first time. SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, took off in the early morning sunshine at the Mojave test..

PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published

Sir Richard Branson: Space tourists are next [Video]Sir Richard Branson: Space tourists are next  04:38

Sir Richard Branson, who cried during the test, has said a commercial flight could take place as early as March 2019.

Sky News UK Studios - Published

Virgin Galactic signals the age of space tourism [Video]Virgin Galactic signals the age of space tourism  01:55

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach..

Reuters Studio - Published

"We've been to space!": Branson on Virgin flight  01:01

"It's a historic day," British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday, as he celebrated Virgin Galactic's first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle..

Reuters Studio - Published

"A historic day:" Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic's space flight  04:48

Virgin Galactic got one step closer Thursday to sending tourists to space. The company founded by Richard Branson launched a commercial rocket to the edge of space for the first time. Branson joined..

CBSN - Published

Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space in Historic Test Flight [Video]Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space in Historic Test Flight  00:57

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic made it to an altitude of 51.4 miles, surpassing the edge of space with its SpaceShipTwo, aka VSS Unity.

AmazeLab - Published

Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space [Video]Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space  00:17

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human..

Reuters Studio - Published

Virgin Galactic To Attempt Space Flight Today [Video]Virgin Galactic To Attempt Space Flight Today  00:41

Geek.com reports that Virgin Galactic is trying to reach space today. Earlier this week, Richard Branson’s spaceflight company said in a blog post that the space exploration project was ready to make..

Wochit - Published

The Hobbies Of Successful People [Video]The Hobbies Of Successful People  00:32

Business Insider recently wrote about the hobbies that several highly successful people practice when they have spare time. For instance, Bill Gates play Bridge. Michelle Obama loves running. Kate..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Richard Branson Thinks He Could Have People In Space Before Christmas [Video]Richard Branson Thinks He Could Have People In Space Before Christmas  00:44

Gizmodo reports that billionaire Richard Brandon says he’s “reasonably confident” his spaceflight company can beat out competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crewed trips to space before..

Wochit - Published

Tyra Banks Talks Lindsay Lohan's Influence On Tyra Banks Talks Lindsay Lohan's Influence On "Life-Size 2"  00:57

Tyra Banks gushes over Lindsay Lohan's business success and lasting influence on "Life-Size."

AOL Build VOD - Published

Tyra Banks Dishes Freeform's Tyra Banks Dishes Freeform's "Life-Size 2"  28:19

In "Life-Size 2," Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is..

AOL Build VOD - Published

Tyra Banks On The Influence Of “Life Size” [Video]Tyra Banks On The Influence Of “Life Size”  00:54

Tyra Banks watched the original movie methodically and pulled themes that fans connected to from the first film in order to bring them to the next level in "Life-Size 2."

AOL Build VOD - Published

Tyra Banks On Lindsay Lohan [Video]Tyra Banks On Lindsay Lohan  00:57

Although not in the film, Lindsay Lohan still played an integral role in “Life-Size 2.” Her and Tyra discussed scenes and found creative ways to incorporate her throughout the sequel.

AOL Build VOD - Published

 

Inside the Scarlet Lady - Richard Branson's adults only cruise ship

inside the scarlet lady - richard branson's adults only cruise ship
Virgin Voyages has released designs of its ''RockStar Suites'' that will be on its first adults-only ship, the Scarlet Lady.Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson said his cruise venture would bring rock..
New Zealand Herald - Published

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will have some of the biggest suites at sea.
USATODAY.com - Published

Peek at what's planned: The swanky suites on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages has unveiled the first images of the suites it plans for its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady.
USATODAY.com - Published

Wanted: Volunteer to Give Birth in Outer Space

wanted: volunteer to give birth in outer space
With their hearts set on interplanetary colonization, space bros like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson are missing a crucial step to survival: reproduction. Luckily, Dutch startup SpaceLife..
geek.com - Published

ALEX BRUMMER: Virgin swoops to Flybe's rescue.

alex brummer: virgin swoops to flybe's rescue.
When it comes to airlines, Sir Richard Branson and his team have demonstrated a good touch. So there is reason for passengers of Flybe to be relieved.
MailOnline - Published

Exeter Airport on importance of landmark £2.2m Flybe deal

exeter airport on importance of landmark £2.2m flybe deal
Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is part of a consortium that has bought Flybe
Torquay Herald Express - Published Also reported by •Exeter Express and EchoNorth Devon JournalTiverton Mid Devon GazetteWestern Morning News

Flybe to be bought by Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic for £2.2m

flybe to be bought by richard branson's virgin atlantic for £2.2m
A consortium by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air will purchase the troubled airline
Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette - Published Also reported by •Western Morning NewsExeter Express and EchoNorth Devon JournalTorquay Herald Express

Virgin Atlantic and Stobart to take control of Flybe

A consortium led by Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group has agreed an offer to take control of airline Flybe, valuing the airline at £2.2m.
RTE.ie - Published

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