Richard Branson is the face, spirit, and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world's most dynamic brands. Credited as one of the world's greatest brand-building visionaries, Branson built Virgin Group, Ltd., to include over 360 companies from Virgin Records (which he sold for $1 billion) to Virgin Mobile USA (the fastest growing company in history to reach $1 billion in revenue).
Crediting "fun" as his guiding life principle, Branson is also known for his fanatical record-breaking attempts, including being the first to fly a hot air balloon across the Atlantic. Proving that one can "have fun while making a fortune," he has become revered for his unconventional management style and uncanny ability to motivate his employees.
Branson has also made it part of his mission to support global causes. With the help of Nelson Mandela he started The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders who come together to "promote peace building, help address major issues of human suffering, and promote the shared interests of humanity." He is also the founder of the Carbon War Room, which works to increase the effectiveness of climate change efforts that are already underway.
In Richard Branson's enlightening, entertaining keynotes, he candidly and humorously shares the real-life experiences and inspiring vision hat have brought him such unyielding success.
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