Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a business magnate, businessman, and author from the United Kingdom. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which now owns over 400 businesses in diverse fields. Branson has always wanted to be an entrepreneur since he was a child.

At the age of 16, he started his first company, a magazine called Student. He started a mail-order record company in 1970. In 1972, he founded Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—a record store chain. During the 1980s, Branson’s Virgin brand evolved quickly as he launched Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

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Biography and Early Life

Branson was born in Blackheath, London, to Edward James Branson (1918–2011), a barrister, and Eve Branson (née Evette Huntley Flindt; 1924–2021), a former ballet dancer and air hostess. Lindy Branson and Vanessa Branson are his younger sisters. Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson, his ancestor, was a Privy Councillor and a judge on the High Court of Justice.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Branson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Branson’s age is 71 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 18 July 1950. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 179 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 193 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.


Until attending Cliff View House School in Sussex, Branson attended Scaitcliffe School, a prep school in Surrey. He went to Stowe Academy, a private school in Buckinghamshire when he was sixteen years old.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1972, Branson married Kristen Tomassi, whom he divorced in 1979. With his second partner, Joan Templeman, whom he met in 1976, he has a daughter Holly (b. 1981), and a son Sam (b. 1985). In 1989, they married on Necker Island. In an interview with Piers Morgan, he revealed that he and Joan had a daughter, Clare Sarah, who died at the age of four days in 1979.

Is Richard Branson Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

Branson founded a small recording studio in Oxfordshire, England in 1972 during the music-drug scene in the early 1970s in the United Kingdom. Mike Oldfield was the first artist signed to the Virgin Records label, and he released the album “Tubular Bells.” Following Oldfield’s popularity, he went on to sign the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the Culture Club to Virgin Records. These bands will go on to make Virgin Records one of the most successful record labels in the world.

In 1980, after the success of Virgin Records, he extended his entrepreneurial activities and founded the Voyager Group, a travel business. In 1984, he enlarged his business by forming his own airline company, ‘Virgin Atlantic,’ as well as a chain of Virgin Megastores. He wasn’t always effective, and his firms had their share of cash flow issues.

In 1992, the Virgin Group ran into financial difficulties and was eventually sold to THORN EMI for $1 billion. He was heartbroken, but he persevered in the music industry. In 1996, he founded V2, a record label that is still active today and has signed artists such as Tom Jones and Powder Finger. On September 25, 2004, he revealed that he and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Burt Rutan would launch a new space tourism venture named “Virgin Galactic.”

In 2004, he served as a judge on the reality show “The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Search for the Best,” in which 14 contestants were judged on their entrepreneurship skills. In the same year, he appeared in a cameo role in the film “Around the World in 80 Days.”

On February 1, 2007, Branson unveiled the Virgin Health Bank, which enabled expectant parents to store stem cells for the future. It also gives parents the option of storing their baby’s umbilical cord. He became the patron of the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race in 2010, which saw more than 16 balloons soaring around Europe.

He revealed in July 2012 that he will launch LauncherOne, an orbital space launch.


Sir Richard Branson was honored by Nobel Peace Laureates for his efforts to promote peace. At the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogotá, Colombia endorsed the country’s latest peace accord and presented Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group’s founder, with a peace award for his contributions to global peace.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Branson in 2021

As of 2021, The successful businessman currently has an estimated net worth of $5 Billion.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Branson was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church Monastery in 2007 to hold an on-flight wedding as part of a publicity campaign for Virgin America’s domestic flights in the United States.

Richard Branson is one of the most successful businessmen in the world today and his success story has gone on to inspire millions of people all over the world.


Facts of Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameSir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
  • birthplaceLondon, United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth July 18, 1950
  • Age 74 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityBritish
  • religionNon-religious
  • net worth$5 Billion
  • professionBusiness magnate, investor, and author
  • weightIn Kilograms – 88 Kg, In Pounds – 193 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 179 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBlonde
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolStowe School and Bishopgate School

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