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Branson in May 2010

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 in Surrey, England) is an English businessman. He is the chairman of the Virgin Group, a group of companies including Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Records. Branson started Virgin Galactic, a private company that is trying to get people in space. According to Forbes, Branson was the 245th richest person in the world in 2008.[1]

Branson has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[2] He lives on an island he owns in the Caribbean. Branson is also a professional footballer for Everton.