Sir Richard Branson is an English billionaire, investor and founder of the Virgin Group capital conglomerate. Richard Branson started his first business at the age of 16, establishing Student magazine. Richard Branson’s net worth is estimated to be around $5.1 billion. Richard Branson is also the writer of eight biographical books, many of which became best-selling writings. Richard is famous for his numerous successful companies in many different fields of business, such as musical recording, airways, venture capital, spaceflight and others. Branson is also famous for his humanitarian initiatives on fighting such issues as missing children, nuclear weapons, wildlife trafficking and the death penalty. Richard is an eccentric and controversial individual holding several world records and suffering from such accusations as tax evasion and sexual assault.