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Richard Branson

Birthdate: 18. July 1950

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.

Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—in 1972. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for "services to entrepreneurship". For his work in retail, music and transport , his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work, he became a prominent figure. In 2002, he was named in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, noted for the SpaceShipOne project.

In March 2017, Forbes listed Branson's estimated net worth at $5 billion.

„The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all“

—  Richard Branson

Source: Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

„Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy is one of the life's greatest pleasures!“

—  Richard Branson

Source: Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

„Most "necessary evils" are far more evil than necessary.“

—  Richard Branson

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

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„It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.“

—  Richard Branson

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

„I think other companies need to stand on their own two feet, and the weak ones need to go to the wall.“

—  Richard Branson

Interviewed by the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7903172.stm on his opposition to extending bail-outs beyond the banking sector during the Great Recession, 21 February 2009

„To be associated with industry no longer carries the stigma of profiteering, exploitation and of being uncaring as it did when I was at school.“

—  Richard Branson

From Branson's Foreword to the book: [Marcouse, Ian, 1996, Understanding Industry, Bath, Hodder & Stoughton, ix, 034067927-1, 2014]

„If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.“

—  Richard Branson

Quoted by P. Greenberg, “Why JetBlue will be different,” MSNBC as cited in Gittell and O’Reilly (October, 2001) Harvard Business School Press Reprint No. 9-801-354 [citation needed]

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