Billionaires Richard Branson


  • LONDON, Aug 19- British tennis player Andy Murray has ventured into crowdfunding. He is also investing in 3 D virtual reality shop builder Trilennium, which is backed by online fashion retailer ASOS, and in e-commerce investor Fuel Ventures, Seedrs said on Wednesday. Platforms like Kickstarter in the United States, which unlike Seedrs does not offer equity to...

  • Branson vs. Musk: A space race with lawyers Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    A legal space race is brewing between Elon Musk and Richard Branson.

    Elon Musk wants to get to Mars. Richard Branson wants to create space tourism. They are engaged, however, in a different kind of space race.

  • These poker-playing ladies know when to hold 'em Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Shaquille O'Neal at the Harlem Women's Poker Night.

    What began as a cozy game inside a Manhattan loft has now become one of the most elite poker nights around. And the stars are mostly women.

  • Investors pile into health-care start-ups in 2015 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jawbone's UP3 fitness tracker

    A record amount of money surged into digital health start-ups last year, and in 2015, the capital continues to rush into these private companies.

  • Richard Branson gives dads paid leave for a year Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Richard Branson gives dads paid leave for a year

    Legendary entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is offering fully-paid paternity leave for a full year for some employees.

  • Branson's new extreme with parental leave Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Branson's new extreme with parental leave

    Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced a full year of parental leave with 100 percent pay for employees who have been with Virgin Management for at least 4 years.

  • When having a big ego can change the world Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.

    The CEOs of Tesla and Facebook are examples of men possessed with large enough egos that they've carved out their own category of leadership.

  • Virgin Group names leader of 'Sport' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Mary Wittenberg and Richard Branson to launch Virgin Sport.

    Mary Wittenberg of NYRR will join Virgin Sport, a branch of Virgin Group that aims to grow participation in running and cycling events.

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • Face-to-Face: Branson & Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Face to face: Richard Branson and

    In CNBC's Face-to-Face video series, CNBC's Becky Quick asks Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and William Adams, or, some questions from fans.

  • Face to Face: Richard Branson and Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson and Will.I.Am at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    This year, CNBC teamed up with Facebook to bring together some of the smartest minds at Davos to answer your questions.

  • Face to Face: Richard Branson and Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Face to face: Richard Branson and

    Richard Branson and join us in our latest "Face to Face" conversation in Davos to discuss their career paths, what motivates them, and the one electronic device they can't give up.

  • If you could be any other CEO, who would you be? Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaking in Detroit, January 13, 2015.

    At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, executives name the CEOs they'd most like to replace.

  • Biogen exec says he would trade places with Musk Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Healthcare execs' favorite CEOs

    Healthcare industry executives name the CEOs they'd be most willing to trade places with.

  • Virgin America's Nasdaq debut Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Virgin America's Nasdaq debut

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to David Cush, Virgin America president & CEO, about their Nasdaq debut and if the crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft disrupted their IPO roadshow.

  • Virgin America will be solid, small airline: Expert Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Virgin America will be solid, small airline: Expert

    Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group chairman, discusses Virgin America's IPO and its plan to generate ridership based on high quality and low costs. And CNBC's Phil LeBeau shares his thoughts on competition among airlines.

  • How to spend a $1 million bonus Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Stack of money

    It's bonus season! Turney Duff breaks down the anatomy of a $1 million bonus — and how to spend it.

  • Virgin Galactic investigation: NTSB's first clue Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Virgin Galactic investigation: NTSB's first clue

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest details on the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. Wells says the NTSB may have its first clue as to what caused the breakup.

  • Branson: I'll get to the bottom of Galactic crash Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    Fly from New York to Beijing in two hours on this?

    Richard Branson said he was determined to find out what caused a spaceship being developed by his tourism company to crash during a test flight.

  • Want to fly like the 1%? A guide to private jets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    An interior onboard a Boeing Business Jet.

    Had it with first class? Check out Turney Duff's guide to flying like the 1% from the "Starbucks card" option to the "I'll have what Oprah's having."

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