Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business entrepreneur and investor born July 18, 1950.
He founded the Virgin Group, which is a giant conglomeration of over 400 companies.
He began his business career at age 16 by starting a magazine called Student.
Forbes estimated his wealth at $4.9 billion dollars in 2014, making him the seventh wealthiest people in the United Kingdom.
He has dyslexia, which made him have a hard time in school.
Reportedly on his last day of school, the headmaster toldRichard Branson “You will either end up in prison or a millionaire.”
The interesting thing is that most people now want to model his success. How can you become the next Richard Branson?
It does need a good sense of business, but there are some stand-out characteristics that can prove beneficial in achieving business lift-off.
Challenge and Support Systems
Every part of the business that he builds gets viewed as the greatest challenge.
He does not tend to look at his ideas as small.
Everything gets visualized as huge in his mind, and he does not stop until it becomes a reality.
He says that selling Virgin records made him cry because it was the starting point of building his empire. He still did not let emotions detract him from making the necessary profits to move on and create even larger businesses.