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Richard Branson

1950 - Today

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British billionaire, entrepreneur, and business magnate. 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 15,447,627 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Richard Branson is the 53rd most popular businessperson (up from 69th in 2019), the 416th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 539th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Businessperson.

Richard Branson is most famous for founding Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Virgin Mobile.

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  • 15M

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  • 65.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Richard Branson ranks 53 out of 601Before him are Joan Gamper, Dietrich Mateschitz, Rudolf Dassler, Henri Nestlé, Rupert Murdoch, and Giovanni Agnelli. After him are Aga Khan IV, Bernie Ecclestone, Robert Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, and Martin Cooper.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Richard Branson ranks 14Before him are Abdullah Gül, Jay Leno, Stevie Wonder, Vicente del Bosque, Anne, Princess Royal, and Goran Bregović. After him are Robbie Coltrane, Zhang Yimou, Gilles Villeneuve, Ed Harris, Jim Mattis, and Ron Perlman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Branson ranks 416 out of 7,765Before him are Richard Wright (1943), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), James Parkinson (1755), Christopher Wren (1632), and Edgar the Peaceful (943). After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Joan Clarke (1917), Robbie Coltrane (1950), James IV of Scotland (1473), Donald Winnicott (1896), and Edward the Martyr (962).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Richard Branson ranks 4Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), Andrew Carnegie (1835), and Thomas Cook (1808). After him are Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Frank Williams (1942), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Stanley Rous (1895), John McAfee (1945), Brian Epstein (1934), Ron Dennis (1947), and Thomas Lipton (1848).

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