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Losing My Virginity : How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
by RICHARD BRANSON

Richard Branson has got to be one of our all time favorites. He founded his businesses with one motto. Business should be fun. Richard surely has had a lot of that and we wish him much much more fun in the future.

Tuesday, November 9th Fox broadcasting kicks off his latest project. A new television show entitled "The Rebel Billionaire." How fitting!

How did he get started? The very first thing he did that was a success was Student Magazine. He was a teenager at the time and operated from a London basement. By the summer of 1967 the magazine started to take off and had a circulation of over 50,000 copies an issue. While working on the project he was living away from home in a rented basement with a constant flow of people in and out of the project. It was a very exciting time for him. Inspired by that, in 1969 he decided to develop a mail order record company. Virgin Music.

Later he created Virgin Airlines, Virgin Cola, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Mega Stores and many many more. In fact his latest company Virgin Galactic will soon be able to launch you into space for the sum of $200,000.00.

He is also a world record holder. His Virgin Atlantic Flyer was not only the first hot-air balloon to cross the Atlantic but was also the largest balloon ever made at 2.3 million cubic feet.
WOW! What an inspiration this man is. Read more about him. Read his book, we did.
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