Richard Branson net worth: English businessman and investor, Sir Richard Branson has a net worth of $4.9 billion.
Another high-school drop-out with an exceptional story to tell, Richard Branson is one of the few self-made business moguls who have been dominating the world and Richard does it with his witty business decisions forming an empire with the name Virgin Group. Born Richard Charles Nicholas Branson on July 18, 1950 in Blackheath, London, England, is the founder of Virgin Group which comprises more than 400 companies that work in a variety of business areas. Richard has been listed at #12 of the richest people in UK and is 330th richest person in the planet, as reported by Forbes.
Branson started out as an entrepreneur in an early age of sixteen as he ran The Student magazine and the magazine became an overnight success. With a lot of hope and enthusiasm from this success, he started selling records under the name “Virgin”. This name made Branson a millionaire and then a billionaire as he started endeavoring and investing in many different businesses from the same name Virgin Group. The most noted companies comprised by the group are Virgin Mobile, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Blue, Virgin Comics, and many more.
After the Virgin brand went public in 2014, Branson is not the only owner of it but still has 35% of the brand in his own name. This part in one of the biggest business empire in the world and his exceptional contribution in taking the Virgin Group from a church room to the skies of success has made Branson one of the most respected business personas in the world. He has made himself a billionaire and has managed to contain himself among the top 1% of the elites of elite group worldwide.
Peeking into his personal life, Branson is married to Joan and fathers two children and as any billionaire would, Branson and family have been living a complete rendezvous in their multi-million dollar mansions that extend to different continents. Branson also owns three private islands, a yatch, two private jets and a submarine.
Branson’s hobbies have taken him to the deepest blues of the ocean in his submarine and as far as the space with his founded company Virgin Galactic that provides sub orbital spaceflights to other travellers as well. A man who has utilized his talent to reach all the heights of success, Branson has been living the dream life of every person in the world with a net worth of $4.9 billion.
Quick Facts about Richard Branson
Full Name: Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Profession: Businessman, investor, entrepreneur
Date of Birth: 18 July, 1950
Place of Birth: Blackheath, London, England
Marital status: Married to Joan Templeman
Astrological sign: Cancer