Richard Branson is a British Entrepreneur who’s trademark name Virgin is one of the largest companies in the world.
At a young age, Richard chose to follow his passions rather than school, and started a company called Virgin Records, a company aiming to sell records cheaper than what they were advertising for. Fast forward years later and Richard now owns airlines, record labels, mobile companies, railroads, food/drink industries, and health care companies all under the name Virgin. As if his resume wasn’t large enough, he is also an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. Branson also received a knighthood in 1999.
Besides being a lavish entrepreneur, Branson is undoubtedly known for his adventures. Having created a plane that can take people to space for a price, Richard has literally flown around the world. He built a hot air balloon capable of crossing the Atlantic, and has attempted to sail around the world in it as well, to no success..yet.