Richard Branson’s school principal once told him, “I predict you will either go to prison or become a millionaire.” Branson would do both during his young beginnings.
Now worth $5.1 billion at 67-years old, the ‘maverick’ billionaire started with nothing but a small independent magazine and ended (so far) with businesses that span the globe. He’s known for his unorthodox approach to business, flamboyant publicity stunts and a taste for adventure. He’s led an interesting life, to put it mildly. So whether you’re looking to take notes from a successful businessman or just be entertained, check out these 14 interesting facts about the life of Richard Branson.
He Started His First Business at 15