Richard Branson

Entrepreneur, Founder and President of the Virgin Group, Philanthropist and Adventurer.

Speaker Fee Range: Above $100,000 USD

Travels From: Necker Island, Caribbean

Richard Branson is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Richard Branson

    Entrepreneur, Founder and President of the Virgin Group, Philanthropist and Adventurer.

    Speaker Fee Range: Above $100,000 USD

    Travels From: Necker Island, Caribbean

    Richard Branson is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Richard Branson Speaker Biography

    Having started Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970, Branson founded Virgin Records and opened a record shop on Oxford Street, London. After building a recording studio, The Manor, the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded and released ‘Tubular Bells’. Virgin Records went on to sign household names from the Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones, becoming the biggest independent label in the world.

    Since Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984, it has established itself as a leading global airline after overcoming BA’s Dirty Tricks campaign. Virgin Australia, Virgin America, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Trains, Virgin Hotels and Virgin Galactic have followed in travel, while expansion elsewhere has seen Branson become the only person to build eight billion dollar companies in eight different sectors.

    Branson has challenged himself with many record breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon adventures and kitesurfing across the English Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as being “the greatest adventure of all”. Space travel has been a dream for Branson since he watched the moon landings on TV, and he registered the Virgin Galactic name in 1999. Testing for commercial service is underway, with Branson planning to join his family on the first space flight.

    He is also a record breaker online, voted the UK’s number one Twitter user, the world’s most social CEO and the world’s most followed person on LinkedIn. Branson maintains a daily blog on http://virgin.com discussing everything from entrepreneurship, conservation and sustainability to travel, music and humour. He has more than 11.5 million followers across five social networks. He has also written six books, including autobiography Losing My Virginity.

    Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged, Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to provoke positive change in the world. He started a Student Advisory Centre aged 17 to help young people overcome issues ranging from abortion to sexuality. He set up the Virgin Earth Challenge in 2007 – a $25 million prize for scalable and sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the air.

    In 2004 he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strives to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, Carbon War Room, B Team and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders and Ocean Unite.

    Branson was awarded a knighthood in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship. He lives on Necker Island with his wife Joan, and has two children, Holly and Sam.

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    Richard Branson Keynote Topics

    In this conference the entrepreneur of more than 400 companies, Richard Branson, will tell us how he has managed to create the empire he currently owns, what has been his successes and even more important, his mistakes.
    Thanks to his enormous knowledge about different sectors (he has founded 8 companies in 8 different sectors that invoice more than one billion a year) he will be able to provide invaluable advice for any audience and will be able to adapt his examples and recommendations to every needs.

    In this conference, Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Group which invoices more than 24 million dollars a year and that has more than 71,000 employees, will announce the keys and strategies that have allowed him to direct and grow his business from its beginnings to the present.
    He will explain the leadership formula that applies in the company and why it does so. In addition we will also discover how he adapted its management as the companies grew and how this had an impact on his success.

    Richard Branson, owner among others of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Virgin America, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Trains, Virgin Hotels and Virgin Galactic will describe in this keynote the history of how he founded and created the Virgin empire since its inception.
    In this conference we will be able to know what Richard thought at all times, how he faced his most serious problems and how he overcame them either correctly or erroneously. It will seek to motivate and challenge the audience to see how important it is not to set limits and set challenges.

    In this keynote conference, the entrepreneur Richard Branson will convey to the audience his most fundamental principles in business that have allowed him to develop Virgin while helping society.
    We will know its facet less prominent by the media, his aim to realize a positive change in the world. We will see how since its begginings the entrepreneur has combined business success with philanthropy, culminating it with the foundation of Virgin Unite, a company with which it addresses to solve social and environmental problems.

    Richard Branson Speaking Videos

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