Virgin: Richard Branson Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.
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Virgin: Richard Branson

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Virgin: Richard Branson

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Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.

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Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson has taken the Virgin brand from records to space and everywhere in between.
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