Richard Branson

British business magnate (born 1950)

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English businessman.

Richard Branson
Branson in 2015
Richard Charles Nicholas Branson

(1950-07-18) 18 July 1950 (age 73)
London, England

He is the chairman of the Virgin Group, a group of companies including Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Records. Branson started Virgin people, a private company that is trying to get people in space. According to Forbes, Branson was the 245th richest person in the world in 2008.[2]

Branson is adventurous and has sporting achievements, he flew around the world in a hot air balloon where he nearly got killed.[3][4]

On 11 July 2021, Branson flew to space, reaching a peak altitude of 53.5 miles (86.1 km) as part of a test flight for his company, Virgin Galactic.[5][6] The mission lasted approximately one hour.[7][8]

Education and career change

Richard Branson did not attend college. Branson started his career by setting up a mail order record business. He opened a chain of record stores called Virgin Records later known as Virgin Megastores in 1972.[9][10]

Life change

His mother was activist Eve Branson. Branson has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[11] He lives on an island called Necker, he owns this island in the Caribbean.

He was born in Blackheath, London, England.

References change

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  5. "Richard Branson successfully completes flight to space with Virgin Galactic". The Independent. 2021-07-11. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  6. "Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship". AP NEWS. 2021-07-11. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  7. "Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space". BBC News. 11 July 2021.
  8. "Virgin Galactic will launch billionaire Richard Branson into space today. Here's how to watch it live". 11 July 2021.
  9. "He started out with a record company in 1970. Now Richard Branson is launching rockets into space".
  10. "Did Richard Branson Go to College?". 10 August 2020.
  11. ADHD isn't just for kids