Richard Branson illustration 2015 infographic
Illustration shows Richard Branson.


Richard Branson 2015

By Chris Dinsdale

July 18, 2015 - Richard Branson, British businessman and entrepreneur, turns 65. Branson opened his first record store on London’s Oxford Street in 1971 and launched the Virgin Records label two years later. The brand expanded rapidly and today the Virgin Group holds over 400 companies worldwide, encompassing entertainment, travel, telecommunications and financial services, amongst others. According to Forbes, Branson was the UK’s seventh richest citizen in 2014 with an estimated net worth of $4.9 billion.

PUBLISHED: 08/07/2015; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Bob Hoare