Richard and Joan Branson

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 02/19/2013 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $5.4 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #286
  • Industry: Music production and retail; Airlines; Telecommunications
  • Born: Richard Branson - 1950
    Joan Branson - 1945
  • Residence: London, UK

Richard Branson is the founder and chairman of Virgin Group, including Virgin Records, Virgin Megastores, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Mobile. He has also joined the Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

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We want the value created by the Virgin Group to be used to invest in new collaborative approaches to addressing issues, where business, governments and not-for-profits join forces to create a healthy, equitable and peaceful world for future generations to enjoy.

Richard and Joan Branson

Giving Interests

AIDS; Health Care; Human Services; Medical Research; Economically disadvantaged; Clean Energy