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Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of over 400 companies. His first successful business venture was a magazine called Student at age 16. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order 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 Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Richard Branson is the 5th richest person in the United Kingdom and 254th in the world according to Forbes' 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of approximately £2.58 billion (US$4.2 billion).

Barack Obama Goes Kitesurfing With Richard Branson (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

Barack Obama, Richard Branson
Kitesurfin' USA

Barack Obama is solidifying his "coolest president ever" title ... because he now knows how to kitesurf, thanks to Sir Richard Branson. Before the Obamas jetted out of Necker Island last… READ MORE >

President Obama's Mysterious Palm Springs Vacay

President Obama
Mysterious Palm Springs Vacay

Barack and Michelle Obama flew from Washington D.C. to Palm Springs for a grand total of 3 days before jumping on a private jet and going back from where they came and then some ... so the… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Obamas Leave Palm Springs, Presumably For Richard Branson's Island (PHOTO)

Barack and Michelle Obama
We've Had it with the Rain!!! Next Stop, Richard Branson's Island

Barack and Michelle Obama have left Palm Springs, less than 3 days after arriving, and it seems they're on their way to Richard Branson's private island in the Caribbean. The former prez and… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Richard Branson -- If My Face Didn't Break My Fall ... I'd Be DEAD! (PHOTOS)

Richard Branson
If My Face Didn't Break My Fall ... I'd Be DEAD!

Richard Branson is a disaster on 2 wheels ... and this one damn near killed him. The billionaire adventurer's face is busted up after a horrific cycling accident on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Richard Branson -- I Smashed My Teeth with a Tennis Racket (Pic)

Richard Branson
I Smashed My Teeth With a Tennis Racket

File Under: "When Tennis Goes Very VERY Wrong." Here's the smashed face of Virgin billionaire Richard Branson ... moments after he bashed himself in the mouth with a tennis racket -- in a… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Playboy Mansion -- Last Grammy Dance in the Grotto?

Playboy Mansion
Last Grammy Dance In the Grotto?

Diddy will be holding court at the Playboy Mansion right after the Grammys ... and there's a decent chance it will be the last party of its kind at the legendary spot. Anyone can attend… READ MORE >

- 440 days ago
Russell Crowe -- Flies off Handle at Virgin Over Hoverboards

Russell Crowe
Flies Off Handle at Virgin Over Hoverboards

Russell Crowe is an accomplished actor who is oblivious to one of the biggest safety stories circulating over the last week ... and apparently that's why he blasted Virgin Australia for putting… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
Virgin Galactic Spaceship EXPLODES ... Pilot Dead

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip

A Virgin Galactic spaceship exploded during a test flight Friday over California's Mojave Desert  ... leaving one crew member dead and another severely injured.Virgin Galactic says their… READ MORE >

- 911 days ago
Justin Bieber to Become an ASTRONAUT -- Virgin Galactic Says He's Booked

... IN ... SPAAACE! Singer Booked On Virgin Galactic

Ferraris apparently aren't fast enough for Justin Bieber .... 'cause the singer has just been booked on a ROCKETSHIP DESTINED FOR SPACE ... so says Virgin Galactic honcho Richard Branson. … READ MORE >

- 1423 days ago
Richard Branson -- Who Wants To Move To Mars?

Richard Branson
Who Wants To Move To Mars?

Eccentric billionaire Richard Branson wants to start colonizing Mars, ASAP -- which means there's a fortune to be made in Martian real estate ... if this pipe dream ever gets out of Earth… READ MORE >

- 1676 days ago
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