He is the founder of Virgin Group which consists of about 400 companies including huge names such as Virgin Records Music Label, Virgin Media and Virgin Atlantic.
As of 2015, He is the 7th richest person in the United Kingdom
As a teen, He suffered from dyslexia and hence did not have a great academic record.
His first business venture was “The Student” magazine. He used this to advertise popular records and publish interviews of famous personalities including Mick Jagger.
When he started the business, all his employees were new at what they were doing and hence the name “Virgin” was established.
He owns an island called the Necker Island located in the middle of British Virgin Islands. This islands is available to rent for about $42,000 a night for the whole island and $27,000 a night to book a villa.
In 2004, He hosted reality TV show “The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best”. This got him in the Guinness Book of world Records as the richest presenter of reality television followed by Donald trump and Oprah Winfrey.