Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson born is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than companies. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of , was a .Branson owes his fortune to a conglomerate of businesses bearing the “Virgin” brand name, including Virgin Galactic and Virgin Atlantic. The son of a barrister and flight attendant, he got his start with a mail order record business almost years ago. He primarily lives on a luxe British Virgin Islands retreat, Necker Island, .View Richard Branson s profile on LinkedIn, the world s largest professional community. Richard has job listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Richard s connections and jobs at similar companies..