Net Worth: $4.2 Billion
- Source of Wealth Virgin Group,Entrepreneur,self-made
- Nationality United Kingdom
Richard Branson has an estimated net worth of $4.2 Billion. The son of a barrister and a flight attendant dropped out of Stowe School at age 16 to start an arts and culture magazine called Student. In 1970 at age 20 he founded a mail-order record retailer called Virgin.
He later opened a record shop and recording studio, which became retail chain Virgin Records and record company Virgin Music. His Virgin Group empire now includes 200 companies in 30 countries, spanning airlines, music festivals, mobile companies and other businesses. Today Branson owns two private Caribbean islands, Necker and Mosquito.