Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is a certified dyslexic. That has not stopped him from being an entrepreneur with around three hundred and fifty brands working in the market today. Though he is widely known in the entertainment business for possibly his most famous brand, Virgin Records, his first business was the 'Student' magazine, a magazine for, well, students - at the age of sixteen.

His success can be traced to the times when he bought crates of music and sold it from the boot of his car. He later turned to the mail order for selling the records. His strategy was simple - offer the same stuff at a lower price than the other big names at that moment.

His old business gave him dough enough to buy a record store, which gave him enough money to buy a country house, which in turn gave him enough money to have a full fledged recording studio. It was here that many bands and individuals known as the hallmarks in the entertainment industry.

Branson and his record company has launched stars like Sex Pistols, Faust and Can. His Virgin brand has the Virgin Atlantic airways and the Virgin mobile service.

Richard Branson has also had some special appearances in various forms of the media.

Apart from business, Branson has been involved in humanitarian work and is known to have a penchant for creating world records. He has achieved mixed successes for his efforts at the moment.





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