Day of Richard Branson
Richard Branson, a serial entrepreneur every business person should know.
One of the most inspiring entrepreneurs there is, who started from a zero and managed to built a multi-billion dollar empire. Energetic 64 year old Brit is worth almost 5 billion dollars and have achieved more than most people think is possible.
At his very young age, Branson was facing two paths: either trying out entrepreneurship or rebel and maybe end up in a prison. Fortunately, he chose the entrepreneurial path, starting with a student magazine. And as you can imagine, he didn’t stop there. Student magazine was followed by counseling service and later on by well-known and very successful Virgin record label. Not only Branson has sold the company for nearly a billion dollars, but he was also rewarded with a special Grammy Award for his contribution to the music industry. Tremendous success in the music industry has motivated Richard Branson to look for another project. And it came with a bad experience at the marketplace. He has purchased a 50-seat aircraft and sold tickets for 39 pounds each. Couple of months later he decided to take a big step and purchase his very first, secondhand 747 airplane and launch the Virgin Airlines.
Handling own airlines may seem like enough for one person, right? Not for this serial entrepreneur. If they say sky is the limit, it definitely doesn’t apply to Richard Branson. He always dreamt of exploring the space, but knew that if he would wait for the governmental organization, it won’t happen soon enough. He took the destiny in his own hands and came up with the Virgin Galactic. Concept, which will allow you to check out the Space. However, prepare your savings as one “trip” to reach the altitude of about 68 miles above Earth costs about 20.000 Dollars.
Richard Branson believes that one should only start a business if really excited and thrilled with the product. Maybe you are thinking now: “Cool, he is making all these money, but is he giving anything back to the community?”
Sir Branson(yes, he also has received the title “Sir”) is an entrepreneur with the heart on the right place, involved in many humanitarian activities that help to preserve environment or organization that wants to bring the gift of hearing, to people around the Globe.
He believes in aspiring entrepreneurs and supports them on their journey of starting a business via Virgin Startup organization. Virgin Startup not only provides British entrepreneurs with loans, but also mentoring programs and strong support system throughout the whole process of starting a business.
You would think with so many projects and companies to run, he has no time to spend on aspiring entrepreneurs. And that’s where you are wrong. Even in his back-to-back packed schedule, he finds time to blog and tweet motivational and inspiring advices. And what does the owner of one of the 20 most respected brands in the world advises you – the aspiring entrepreneur? Find right partners and adapt the “screw it, let’s do it attitude”. And if you get stuck (and you most probably will), step away from the situation and think about the bigger picture. Take a bath, chill in the hammock, spend a day at the beach, read our blog and get inspired
Are you prepared not only to play the game, but change it for good!