Who is Sir Richard Branson?
"To achieve the best for ourselves
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.