You could say that Richard Branson’s success in business has always been about disruption.
He disrupted air travel, he risrupted the music business, he disrupted retail — all through the Virgin Group, which he founded in the 1970s.
I met him in fall 1998. He had just written a memoir called “Losing My Virginity.”
So here now, from 1998, Richard Branson:
Richard Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace about a year and a half after our interview.
He was honored for, quote, “services to entrepreneurship.”
Today Virgin Group controls over 400 companies. Last month, Forbes estimated Branson’s net worth at $4.1 billion.
And romorrow, July 18th, is Branson’s 70th birthday.