Business Profile: Richard Branson

Business Profile: Richard Branson

Here’s Founder of Virgin Group, the world’s most famous serial entrepreneur. 

Age: 67

Industry: Serial entrepreneur, Founder of the Virgin Group 

Net worth: $5.1 Billions

Forbes 100 greatest business minds 2017

The Sunday Times Rich List 2017

On Risk:

“I suppose that out of all the businesspeople in this issue, I’ve done a few more mad, zany things to get my companies on the map.” 

On Mistakes:

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

On Success:

“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be.”

Interesting fact:

Richard Branson started to build his Virgin empire, which comprises 400 companies, at the age of 16. His group now does everything from mobiles to banking to aviation and space travel.

Image: Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, at the UK Drugs Policy: Taking the Lead Internationally, 4 March 2015 / Wikimedia, CC0

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