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Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British industrialist, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. Branson's first successful business venture was at age 16, when he published a magazine called Student. He then set up an audio record mail-order business in 1970. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded after a management buyout as Zavvi in late 2007. Read More

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Branson to boycott anti-gay Uganda

Dec 25 - News.com.au

Liberty Global deal nets Branson $316m

Feb 07, 2013 - Independent

Delta’s Virgin deal to put pressure on BA

Dec 12, 2012 - Financial Times

Branson retains control of Virgin airline

Dec 12, 2012 - Independent

Articles About Richard Branson

Autumn Radtke (R), the chief executive of First Meta was found dead in Singapore. Here are the top 5 things to know about her (Source Twitter)
Bitcoin CEO’s Suicide Case: Who was Autumn Radtke? Top 5 Things to Know

By IBTimes IN

Autumn Radtke, the chief executive of First Meta was found dead in Singapore. Here are the top 5 things to know about her. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: CLOUD COMPUTING

Analysts: Deal with Emirates, Win-Lose for Qantas
PM Tony Abbott Says No to Cash Handout to Qantas, Yes to Lifting of Foreign Ownership Restriction

By IBTimes AU

While the federal Australian government is willing to help financially challenged national carrier Qantas, it wouldn't be in the form of a cash handout. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT, TONY ABBOTT, QANTAS, INVESTMENT

Kate Moss Celebrates 40th Birthday: Dozens of Gifts Arrive at Home

By IBTimes AU

If you do not know who Kate Moss is then you are obviously living under a rock. Kate Moss just turned 40 years old on Thursday which she celebrated in the exclusive Necker island lent to her by long-time pal Sir Richard Branson. (Jan 16)

South Africa's First Black President Nelson Mandela Laid to Rest in State Funeral

By IBTimes UK

Prince Charles and President Zuma were among the four thousand dignitaries who attended the funeral. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, JACOB ZUMA, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, OPRAH WINFREY, CONGRESS

In Pictures: Final Farewell to 'Africa's Greatest Son' Nelson Mandela

By IBTimes UK

Nelson Mandela's body laid to rest after 10 days of commemorations for South African hero. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: JACOB ZUMA, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, OPRAH WINFREY

Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand Increase Stakes in Virgin Australia, Qantas Cries Foul

By IBTimes AU

Virgin Australia's foreign shareholders Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Air New Zealand will increase their stakes in Australia's second-biggest carrier. This after only a measly 25.3 per cent of retail shareholders showed interest i... (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, QANTAS, INVESTMENT

Westminster Times: MPs' Pay Freeze, Blair Rich Project and Christmas Balls

By IBTimes UK

Political Editor Nick Assinder casts a beady eye over the political machinations of the Westminster week. (Dec 12)

Oscar-Winning Kate Winslet Welcomes 9lb Baby Boy

By IBTimes UK

Baby is her third child, but first with new husband Ned Rocknroll. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

Huge Memorial Service for Mandela at 95,000 Capacity FNB stadium; List of World Leaders Present at Event

By IBTimes IN

Thousands from across the world have arrived for a huge memorial service at a football stadium in Johannesburg to give tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: JACOB ZUMA, NELSON MANDELA, BARACK OBAMA, MICHELLE OBAMA, GEORGE W. BUSH, EUROPEAN UNION

World Pays Homage to Mandela in Mass Memorial Service

By Reuters

World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, GEORGE W. BUSH, ISRAEL, HUMAN RIGHTS