Richard Branson : An Inspirational Figure

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“You don 't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Said the Blond British Billionaire Richard Branson. Born on July 18th 1950 in Surrey England. Suffering from dyslexia, Richard Charles Nicholas Branson was a high school drop out at age 16. The oldest son of a hard working bartender and a mother who was a flight attendant. The headmaster at his school told him he would end up in jail or become a millionaire. But actually he became a multi-billionaire. From a nothing to a something Richard Branson is an inspirational figure. His willingness to make mistakes, relentless optimism, and setting immense goals have all contributed to his success and also have inspired others around him, including me.

Richard Branson, a serial entrepreneur, is a man with outrageous dreams that he turns into accomplishments. From an idea of building a suborbital plane bringing people to space to providing customers manicures and massages on his Virgin Atlantic airplanes, he always has new ways to catch people’s attention. Many of you know him as the rebel billionaire or maybe you just know about his overly successful years at Virgin Group. Ever heard of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Virgin Radio, or Virgin Cola? These were all started by this eccentric entrepreneur. Within Virgin Group, he now is allowing employees a fully paid one year maternity or paternity leave for new parents. Most companies only give 6 weeks, he’s now giving up to a year!
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