Launching Virgin in his early 20s and growing it into a massive organization that now oversees more than 400 companies worldwide, Branson used passion, motivation and risk-taking to drive him to success. Not only has the genius entrepreneur built a business empire, but he also spends much of his time helping others, enjoying life and even trying to fly people to outer space.
Today, you'll likely catch Branson working on his nonprofit foundation Virgin Unite, meeting and supporting the people who work for Virgin Group or perhaps even taking a quick windsurfing session with Barack Obama.
There's much to learn from the selfless, courageous entrepreneur.
Here are 11 quotes from Branson that will motivate you to change the world.