The hippie-esque British businessman Richard Branson started his career with a mail-order business for records and a music label called Virgin Records. Today, he owns the Virgin-Group Holding, encompassing about 200 companies in several industries, employing over 50,000 people and achieving annual revenues of about 20 billion dollars. Always ready to take a risk, the adventurer attempted to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon. His latest business project is to offer affordable space flights. This book offers information on billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin empire.