Sir Richard Branson, the thrill seeker for whom each successive Virgin business has provided fresh excitement, and each hostile geographic environment a new challenge, wants to be with his two children on board Virgin Galactic’s first flight into space.
Branson laid the groundwork for his first business, Student magazine, while still at school, and went on to establish a series of Virgin companies, including Virgin Records and Virgin Megastores, before successfully challenging British Airways’ virtual monopoly over the London-New York route with Virgin Atlantic.
He has pledged that he will invest all the profits from his transport businesses – expected to total $3 billion over ten years – in the search for sources of sustainable energy.
"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another coming along".
Some of the best conversations I’ve had recently have been while we were hiking or cycling up mountains or sharing… https://t.co/zfAa9zUKiD— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 24, 2018
Some of my best conversations recently happened in a rather unexpected place: https://t.co/t3wKPevmOG https://t.co/YUycLlyvZm— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 24, 2018
Why you should go and put the kettle on and have a chat: https://t.co/t3wKPevmOG https://t.co/BPZoeR7vNx— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 24, 2018