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Who is this Richard Branson

Asked by Mahesh Wandar, 31 May '08 12:16 am
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Richard Branson is the chairman of the Virgin Group which includes Virgin Records, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Atlantic Airways. His net worth is estimated to beUS$7.8 billion. He is an English entrepreneur. His Virgin Mobile is recently in news for making inroads into India too.
Answered by Anvin Raj, 31 May '08 12:16 am

 
  
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Richard Branson was born in England in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.

In 1970 he founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer, and not long after he opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. During 1972 a recording studio was built in Oxfordshire, and the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded "Tubular Bells" which was released in 1973.

This album went on to sell over 5 million copies! Since then many household names, including Belinda Carlisle, Genesis, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson and The Rolling Stones have helped to make Virgin Music one of the top six record companies in the world. The equity of Virgin Music Group - record labels, music publishing, and recording studios was sold to THORN EMI in 1992 in a US$1billion deal.

The Virgin Group has now expanded into international music ...more
Answered by Janis, 31 May '08 02:02 am

 
  
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is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. Branson's first successful business venture was at age 15, when he published a magazine called Student. He then set up a record mail-order business in 1970. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in late 2007. With his flamboyant and competitive style, 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 236th richest person according to Forbes' 2008 list of billionaires as he has an estimated net worth of approximately $7.9 billion USD.
Answered by Francis Gabrial, 31 May '08 12:17 am

 
  
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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. Branson's first successful business venture was at age 15, when he published a magazine called Student. He then set up a record mail-order business in 1970. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in late 2007. With his flamboyant and competitive style, 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 236th richest person according to Forbes' 2008 list of billionaires as he has an estimated net worth of approximately $7.9 billion USD.

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Richard Branson is a man who can inspire so many. Because he was dyslexic, he was poor in academics. however, his spirit for adventure and a never say die spirit led him from selling records from the boot of his car to setting up a record store called Virgin. it didnt take him long to branch out into other fields - aviation, mobiles, even space tourism! he is flamboyant, shrewd, charming. he also does a lot of charity work.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 31 May '08 12:35 am

 
  
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