Richard Branson's Empire
In his lifetime, Richard Branson has been knighted by the queen of England and worked with the punk band the Sex Pistols, releasing its album on his then-small record label, Virgin Records. Branson's $4 billion empire includes the cell phone service Virgin Mobile and the airline Virgin Airlines, and he plans to launch outer space travel aboard the Virgin Galactic. Now Branson is expanding in the U.S. Market with Virgin America, an airline offering massages and made-to-order meals. Will the business take off?
Ref. ABC Nightline
UK tycoon Branson plans to launch satellites
Flamboyant British businessman Richard Branson, whose Virgin empire has encompassed airlines, music stores, mobile phones and condoms, is turning his hand to launching satellites. Ref. Stuff.co.nz.