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Richard Branson Biography


Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, and author. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age.

Branson was born in Blackheath, London, to Eve Branson (nΓ©e Evette Huntley Flindt; 1924–2021), a former ballet dancer and air hostess, and Edward James Branson (1918–2011), a barrister.

Richard Branson

BORN: 18 July 1950 (age 71)

HOME TOWN: London, England

PARENT: Ted Branson (father), Eve Branson (mother)

SPOUSE: Kristen Tomassi ​(m. 1972; div. 1979), Joan Templeman ​(m. 1989)

CHILDREN: 3 (1 deceased)

OCCUPATION: Businessman, Author


AWARDS: Nobel Peace Laureates Honored Sir Richard Branson for Building Peace Efforts. The 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia last week supported the country’s new peace accord and honoured Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, with a peace award for his work in global peacebuilding…

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