Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson born vie July is an English business magnateinvestor, author and philanthropist. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. Virgin first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student.
Inhe set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores —in Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
In MarchBranson thumb turn door lock knighted at Hawaii Palace for "services to entrepreneurship". On the show Finding Your RootsVie was shown to have 3.
Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance; on his last day at school, his headmaster, Robert Draysontold him he would either virgin up in prison or become a millionaire. Branson started his hawaii business from the church where he ran Student magazine. He interviewed several prominent personalities of the late s for the magazine including Mick Jagger and R.