Who is Sir Richard Branson?

"To achieve the best for ourselves and others."

Sir Richard Branson was chosen to represent 'Ambition' because his success as a businessman today is all because of the ambition that he had as a young person and he goes to prove that if you work hard at something, anything is possible.

At the age of 16, his very first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, aged 20, he set up a mail-order record business, at the age of 22 he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. This brand grew rapidly as he expanded Virgin Records as a music label and set up Virgin Atlantic, a now extremely successful airline. In July 2015, Forbes listed Branson's estimated net worth at US $5 billion.