Leader Role - Sir Richard Branson (Character traits (Humorous , Daring ,…
Leader Role - Sir Richard Branson
Entrepreneur and business leader
Born England 1950
Struggled at school with dyslexia
Dropped out of school at 16 to start a youth culture magazine called "Student"
1969 set up Virgin records to help fund his magazine
the success of Virgin Records was due to signing up famous music artists
1980 - expanded Virgin to include Voyager group travel and Virgin Atlantic Airways in 1984
1992 Virgin got into Financial difficulty
Branson sold Virgin Records to EMI for 1 billion US dollars to stay afloat.
Branson now leads more than 200 companies in over 30 countries
Branson received his knighthood in 1999 for contribution towards Entrepreneurship
He is a billionaire and earns two private islands in the Caribbean.
Supports many charities and strives to make positive changes in the world e.g. supports "Virgin earth challenge" - trying to remove Greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Family man married to Joan and has 2 children and grandchildren