Richard Branson

Richard Branson

English business magnate and adventurer
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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, author and former philanthropist. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

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Richard Branson was born on Tuesday, 18 July 1950 in Sharnley Green, Surrey, England, UK. His full name at birth was Richard Charles Nicholas Branson. He is best known as a business professional. Branson's country of citizenship (nationality) is British. Richard attended high school at Stowe School. His religion is listed as Atheist. He is 6' 2" (188 cm) tall with an average build. He has blue eyes and grey hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $5,100,000,000 US dollars. Richard Branson is 73 years old and his zodiac star sign is Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
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Claim to fame
Founder of Virgin
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Date of birth
18 July 1950
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Sharnley Green, Surrey, England, UK
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Business Entrepreneur
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Residence
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
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Net worth
$5,100,000,000 USD
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High school
Stowe School
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Partner: Joan Templeman (Married) 3 children
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Richard Branson and Joan Templeman
I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
  • Dropped out of school when he was 15.
  • Children Sam, 18 and Holly, 21. (2003)
  • Owner of The Virgin Group, which has more than 200 entertainment, media and travel companies around the world. Virgin's interests include an airline, airships, retailing (music, videos and computer games), beverages, cosmetics, clothing, financial services, night clubs, health clubs, internet services, mobile phone services, passenger trains, publishing, record labels (V2 Records), tour operation, film and TV production, and condoms.
  • Daughter Holly is studying at London's University College in hopes of becoming a pediatrician
  • Started Virgin Atlantic Airways after a flight he was scheduled for was cancelled. Upon hearing of the cancellation, he quickly had a charter jet liner secured, and invited the passengers of the cancelled flight to fly for free. He jokingly posted a hand-lettered sign above the entryway, reading, "Virgin Atlantic Airways - Flight 1." Several of the passengers of that flight became investors of the airline. Ironically, just before Virgin Records was purchased in 1992 by the EMI Group, the label was distributed as a stand-alone venture by Atlantic Records in the USA from 1986 to 1992.

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