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Richard Branson (full name Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born 18 July 1950) is the head of the Virgin Group brand of companies, including Virgin Megastores, Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Galactic. Branson was born in Blackheath, London, England. His 2007 net worth was approximately $7.8 billion.