Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson has lived a life that many of us would consider a dream. He’s the founder of the Virgin Group, which consists of over 400 companies. His estimated net worth as of 2014 is $5 billion. According to the Forbes 2012 billionaire list, Branson is the sixth richest citizen in the United Kingdom.
It’s no secret that Branson struggled in school and eventually dropped out when he was 16. He went on to create Virgin Records and many other business ventures including:
1993 Virgin Trains
1996 Virgin Express
1999 Virgin Mobile
2000 Virgin Australia
Moreover, on September 25, 2004 Branson signed a deal to create Virgin Galactic to take passengers into suborbital space.
Branson has broken world records with his Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2 in 1986 when he beat the fastest Atlantic ocean crossing by two hours. In 1987, he crossed the Atlantic in a hot air balloon named the Virgin Atlantic Flyer. …