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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).

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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 >

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 >

- 213 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 >

- 300 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 >

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

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip
EXPLODES Pilot Dead

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 >

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

Bieber
... 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 >

- 1282 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 >

- 1535 days ago
Sweatin' Stars -- the Hollywood Heatwave

Sweatin' Stars
The HOLLYWOOD HEATWAVE

If you feel like you are the only one getting hit by the late-summer swelter -- check out these super HOT Hollywood stars ... no seriously they are all hot, gross and sweaty looking.Keep it cool… READ MORE >

- 1917 days ago
Kate Winslet Helps Rescue Richard Branson's Mom From Burning House

Kate Winslet
Rescues Richard Branson's Mom As His House BURNS DOWN

Mogul Richard Branson had his home on a private island in the Caribbean burn to the ground this morning, and his 90-year-old mother might have died in the blaze ... if not for the help of Kate… READ MORE >

- 1936 days ago
"Malcolm" Bro in the Middle of Space

'Malcolm' Bro
in the Middle of Space

TMZ has learned that Justin Berfield, aka the dude who played the second-oldest bro on "Malcolm in the Middle," will be going to space with Richard Branson. Rewind: That dude has the coin to blow… READ MORE >

- 3056 days ago

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