Richard Branson is a British businessman who founded several companies, including Virgin Galactic, a private aerospace company.
Branson is known as an adventurer and self-promoter. He was wearing a spacesuit to attend the press conference; he drove a tank on Fifth Avenue in New York; he was traveling in an amphibious vehicle through the English Channel; the base jumped from the top of the hotel. For his latest gimmick, he plans to fly into space in the company’s VSS Unity space plane this Sunday (July 11).
Branson is actively involved in your company and acts as your primary spokesperson, often appearing in commercial advertisements for your company. As a businessman, Branson sought to catch trends when they first started. He registered the name of Virgin Galactic in 1999, while Ansari XPrize for suborbital space flight was still in progress. As an unapologetic stuntman, Branson initially signed up for himself and his son for the company’s first commercial space flight, and then decided to participate in this month’s historic test flight.
Branson has a tendency to start a business since he was a child, which initially went against his father’s wishes. Ted Branson told his son to become a lawyer.
“Later, I felt very sad because I told him what my father told me. So the following weekend, I walked with him on the lawn again and told him to forget everything. I said,” According to reports, Branson’s father said that according to the 2011 “Daily Telegraph” obituary,
but young Branson had other goals in mind. He dropped out of high school and founded a music company in 1972. According to reports, he named it “Virgin” because most of his employees are newcomers.
“In 1977, we signed sex pistols and then signed many household names from cultural clubs to the Rolling Stones, helping Virgin Music become one of the world’s six largest record companies,” Branson wrote in his blog autobiography Tao.
For decades, Branson has merged Virgin Brands in aerospace, mobile phones, cosmetics, and trains. In 2000, Branson was knighted by Prince Charles for his “service to entrepreneurship.”
Branson’s interest in space also began very early. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, he was only 19 years old. According to the Virgin Galactic website, Branson and his family watched the landing on TV. Virgin Galactic wrote that he “decided that one day he too will experience the miracles of space.”
However, entering space requires Branson’s technological transformation and strong financial resources. In March 2012, Forbes estimated that Branson had earned $ 4.2 billion from his various investments. Technological change only takes time.