Founder and chairman of Virgin Group, Ltd.

Reference

Richard Branson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. 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. Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2012 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion. ..."

Images

TheAdvocates.org - Richard Branson
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Born

18 Jul 1950, Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, in Blackheath, London

Biography

Biography - Virgin.com
"Having started Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970, Branson founded Virgin Records and opened a record shop on Oxford Street, London. ... Since Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984, it has established itself as a leading global airline after overcoming BA's Dirty Tricks campaign. ... Branson has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures ..."

Web Pages

Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Richard Branson - Libertarian
Photograph and short explanation/quote
"On July 14, 1997, in a Reuters News Service article about a proposed ban of tobacco sponsorship of sporting events, Branson said, 'Don't misunderstand me -- I'm a libertarian. If adults want to smoke and buy cigarettes, they also have the right, provided they don't cause harm to others.'"

Books Authored

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, Oct 1998