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Richard Branson

Richard Branson is the founder of United Kingdom-based Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world including the airlines Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America, wireless company Virgin Mobile and international health club Virgin Active.

Branson started his first business when he was 16 and in 1972, opened a chain of record stores that kick-started his Virgin brand. His business ventures have ranged from a vodka line to financial services to a private 74-acre island for rent to space tourism. He is the author of six books including his latest, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School (Portfolio Trade, 2012).

For more from Branson on business, visit his blog on virgin.com.

Questions from readers will be answered by Richard Branson in future columns. Please include your name and country when you send your question to BransonQuestions@Entrepreneur.com.

 

8 Recent Stories

The Art of Calculated Risk

The Art of Calculated Risk

Richard Branson shares his secret for evaluating new opportunities, and how you can apply it to your business.
November 1, 2010 in Leadership
Richard Branson: The Importance of Not Being Earnest

Richard Branson: The Importance of Not Being Earnest

The famous British billionaire says having fun should be an essential part of your business.
October 20, 2010 in Branding
Richard Branson on Building a Brand for Your Business

Richard Branson on Building a Brand for Your Business

The celebrity entrepreneur answers questions on how marketing can increase sales, and other small-business topics.
October 15, 2010 in Branding
Richard Branson: New Ventures, Heroes and a Hammock

Richard Branson: New Ventures, Heroes and a Hammock

The British billionaire opens up about what motivates him and how he lives his life.
October 11, 2010 in Leadership
Richard Branson: Five Questions on Business Philosophy

Richard Branson: Five Questions on Business Philosophy

The celebrated entrepreneur offers his views on advice, inspiration, motivation and regret.
October 5, 2010 in Leadership
Richard Branson: People Power -- the Engine of Any Business

Richard Branson: People Power -- the Engine of Any Business

The Virgin Group's founder shares how he created a winning company culture.
September 29, 2010 in Managing Employees
Richard Branson: Nice Guys Can Finish First

Richard Branson: Nice Guys Can Finish First

Is aggression necessary for business success? The celebrated entrepreneur talks about making tough calls.
September 16, 2010 in Leadership
Richard Branson: Five Secrets to Business Success

Richard Branson: Five Secrets to Business Success

The celebrated entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group offers his tips for starting out.
September 9, 2010 in Starting a Business
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