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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

Headlines Around the Web

Branson to boycott anti-gay Uganda

Dec 25 - News.com.au

Mr Tata is an incredible bizman: Richard Branson

Aug 15, 2013 - The Times of India

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

Richard Branson and daughter Holly
Sir Richard Branson’s Mum Eve Speaks Up: ‘Kate Winslet Did Not Save Me From Fire!’

By IBTimes AU

Kate Winslet didn’t save Sir Richard Branson’s mum from a Carribean fire in 2011, Eve Branson revealed. The 90-year-old matriarch said that it was actually her grandsons who helped her survive the blaze, and that the Academy Award winner only carried her down for four steps. (Jul 22)

AU Broods Limb Amputation, Stoning to Death Brunei Law Ahead of TPP

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government will brood over Brunei’s harsh Sharia Law ahead of Trans-Pacific Partnership (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Britain Holds Deportation of Nigerian Woman Who Fears Forced Genital Mutilation on Daughters

By IBTimes AU

British authorities held over the weekend the deportation order for 31-year-old Nigerian migrant Afusat Saliu back to her homeland. She and her two daughters, 2-year-old Rashidat and 4-year-old Bassy, were supposed to be forcibly sent back to the Afr... (Jun 02)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, NIGERIA, LAWYER, LONDON

Pope Francis looks on as he leads a special audience with pilgrims from Terni's diocese in Paul VI hall at the Vatican
Hoax Alert: Pope Francis Endorsing RFID Micro Chip Implant Is Not True

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis may be unorthodox in so many ways unlike previous pontiffs. But he is definitely not endorsing a technology which has the potential to be a tool to control mankind and to fulfill scripture's prophecy of the mark of the beast. (May 26)

Virgin Atlantic plane
China’s State Broadcaster CCTV Falls for April Fool’s Joke of Richard Branson that Virgin Atlantic Will Begin a Glass-Bottomed Plane Service

By IBTimes AU

Despite May about to end in one week, an April Fool's Day joke by Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson fooled CCTV, China's state broadcaster. (May 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JOURNALISM, LONDON

Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley pose at the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles
Kate Winslet Appears on Harper Bazaar Magazine, Excited on Coming Back To Acting: 'I don't f-ck around'

By IBTimes AU

Kate Winslet might have given birth to her third child some time back but that does not deter her plans to return to the limelight even one percent. The 38-year-old actress is quite excited about getting older and enjoys a laid back life in her London home with her three babies. (May 21)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, LONDON

Orlando Bloom poses backstage with his award for Best Fight for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles
Ten Interesting Facts About Laura Paine - Orlando Bloom's New Love Interest

By IBTimes AU

There has been speculation in the media that Miranda Kerr's ex-husband Orlando Bloom is seeing British model Laura Paine. The two were spotted holding each other's hands in west London sometime back, mirror.co.uk is reporting. (May 21)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, MANAGEMENT, LONDON

New Zealand Start-Up Scene 'Fastest-Growing' in Region; Australia's Budget Blasted for Scrapping Innovation

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's start-up scene was deemed better than Australia's. Richard Earl, the Australian managing director of recruitment firm Talent International, has criticised the start-up environment in Australia. (May 21)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., UNITED KINGDOM, ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, INVESTMENT

Virgin Atlantic Chief Sir Richard Branson’s Email Bounced Back for Using “Bollocks”

By IBTimes AU

Virgin Atlantic Chief Sir Richard Branson ran into troubled waters when he sent an apparently “harmless” email to CEO Craig Kreeger. (May 01)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

The cast of "American Hustle"
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult to Live Together? Buys Discount Furniture for Home

By IBTimes AU

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult has been stronger than ever. Recently, Nicholas Hoult’s sister revealed that the couple had been shopping for cut-price home furniture in IKEA to fill their new home in St John’s Wood, a district located in north-west London. (May 01)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON