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Richard Branson

English business magnate, investor and philanthropist
Branson in May 2010

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 in Blackheath, London, England) is an English businessman. 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.[1]

Branson has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[2] He lives on an island he owns in the Caribbean.