Billionaire bad boy Richard Branson has thrown his hat into the ocean exploration ring with the recent launch of Virgin Oceanic. This of course comes after his success with Virgin Galactic and Virgin Airlines.
These are only his business ventures – what does he do in his free time? We took a look into the opulent life of this incredible entrepreneur.
Sir Richard Branson is the flamboyant entrepreneur behind the Virgin brand, which began with Virgin Records in 1972. The tycoon is the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, which employs nearly 70,000 people in 35 countries through its 60-plus companies. Branson’s companies include or have included airlines, wireless communications, radio stations, hotels, health clubs, financial services businesses, the nightclub Heaven, renewable technologies, a Formula One team and even a space tourism company.
As of December 2017, Branson’s net worth stood at an estimated $5.1 billion, according to Forbes, making him the eighth richest U.K. citizen. He became Sir Richard Branson in 2000, and Time magazine named him as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world in 2007. Here is a brief look at how the fun-loving Branson grew his Virgin mega-brand and became one of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world.