Richard Branson Quote
Sir Richard Branson, a multi-billionaire was invited to speak at National Achievers Congress Singapore back in 2013 . It was a sensational speech given by him and I was also one of the NAC 2014 participants as well. When a Billionaire like Richard Branson speaks in front of you, you will feel being inspired with great energy and admiration of his success stories.
Who is Richard Branson?
To those who might not know Richard Branson, he is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. Back in 2013-2014, Richard Branson’s Virgin Australia bought over Tiger Airway Australia for $35 million aussie dollar in mid 2013 and the remaining 40% percent stake from Singapore Airlines at $1 Aussie dollar in Oct 2014. Not many Singaporeans may know that Tiger Airway’s overseas subsidiaries were making losses due to intense budget carrier competitions.
According to the Forbes 2014 list of billionaires, Richard Branson is the seventh richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.9 billion. At the age of sixteen, Richard Branson’s first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
He has launched a few books and of which, his book with the title “Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way” was quite well received with many reviews.