Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, author and former philanthropist. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Branson has received more than 11,462,296 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Richard Branson is the 69th most popular businessperson (down from 40th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 320th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Businessperson.

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  • 58

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  • 4.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, Richard Branson ranks 69 out of 604. Before him are Dietrich Mateschitz, Lee Byung-chul, Guccio Gucci, Estée Lauder, Martin Cooper, and Frank Williams. After him are Bertha Benz, Benjamin Guggenheim, Kiichiro Toyoda, Brian Epstein, Stanley Ho, and Ronald Wayne.

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Among people born in 1950, Richard Branson ranks 17Before him are Bill Murray, Anne, Princess Royal, Ed Harris, Narendra Modi, Gilles Villeneuve, and Peter Gabriel. After him are Robbie Coltrane, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Gabriel Byrne, Joe Hisaishi, Zhang Yimou, and Sergey Lavrov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Branson ranks 540 out of 6,924. Before him are Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bunyan (1628), and Charles Laughton (1899). After him are Thomas Chippendale (1718), John Wallis (1616), Charles Dance (1946), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Marie of Romania (1875), and John Edward Gray (1800).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Richard Branson ranks 7Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Thomas Cook (1808), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), and Frank Williams (1942). After him are Brian Epstein (1934), Stanley Rous (1895), David Icke (1952), Ron Dennis (1947), Thomas Lipton (1848), and Vidal Sassoon (1928).

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