Richard Branson is a famous British entrepreneur, investor💰 and businessman.

He foundedđŸŒ±Â the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

Branson specifically☝ chose the word ‘Virgin’ for the reason that he was new at business.

Early Life

Branson suffered from dyslexia😟 during his childhood and had a poor academic record.

He dropped out from the schoolđŸ«Â and become an entrepreneur.

His first business venture was the launch of a magazine called Student when he was just 16👹.

Phenomenal Rise

Branson launched his record label ‘Virgin RecordsđŸŽŒâ€™Â in 1972.

He started the Virgin Atlantic Airways✈ in 1984 followed by Virgin mobile services in 1999.

In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, which is designed for space tourism👹‍🚀.

 

An adventurer and a showman

Branson is known for his publicity stunts and his world record-breaking attempts✊.

In 1987, he along with a teammate became the first team to cross the Atlantic Ocean🌊 in a hot air balloon.

He then repeated that feat✌ over Pacific Ocean in 1991.

Facts and Figures

As per Forbes estimates, Branson had a net worth of $5.1 billion😎 in April 2018.

Virgin Group presently has over 70,000 employeesđŸ‘·â€â™‚.

It’s 2016🗓 revenue was $25 billion.