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Richard Branson Richard Branson An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to go where others are not Who doesnt often listen to accountants Who if somebody says something is impossible is determined to prove them wrong Pick up any newspaper or magazine and theres a good chance youll come across a picture of Richard Branson sporting his irrepressible toothy grin and trademark wooly jumper Airline owner daredevil stunt man and entrepreneur extraordinaire few businessmen have captured the public imagination as completely as the larger-than-life chairman of Virgin The press have elevated him to the status of folk hero reporting his hot-air balloon and speedboat exploits with relish and devoting endless column inches to each new business venture Bransons earliest business venture was in fact as the publisher of a student magazine when he was still a 16 yr old school boy However the real break came when in a bid to raise more cash for the financially strapped magazine he hit on the idea of selling discounted records by mail order The initial advertisement produced a flood of responses and he was soon able to open his first Oxford Street record shop in 1971 The purchase of a recording studio in 1972 proved a huge success when the first album released - Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield - went on to sell five million copies At the age of 23 Branson had made his first million In the years since artists like Janet Jackson Culture Club the Human League Phil Collins and Paula Abdul helped to turn the music division into one of the most successful record labels in the world Branson later pulled off the deal of a lifetime when the sale of Virgin Music to Thorn EMI in 1992 netted the company a cool million In the space of 25 years Branson has built a major entertainment empire with a turnover of 4 billion and 7500 employees
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