He is the mastermind behind the Virgin brand, which began in 1972 with the release of Virgin Records. The business magnate is the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, which has operations in over 35 countries and employs over 60,000 people.
Richard Branson has amassed wealth via a conglomerate of companies, including Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Galactic. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a flight attendant; he came from a modest family. Branson began his career with a mail-order record business over five decades ago.
His small record store achieved tremendous success and was profitable due to its low operating expenses. He named his company “Virgin” because those associated with him had virtually no life or business experience.
Richard Branson was born in Blackheath, London, in 1950. Due to dyslexia, he performed poorly in his studies. On his last day of school, his headmaster predicted that he would either become a millionaire or end up in prison.
At the time of the writing of this article, Branson has 12.7 million and 4.7 million followers on Twitter and Instagram, respectively.