The name Virgin Group is widely known to most people in the world, and so is the name of its founder. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson knew at a very young age that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He launched his first business venture when he was 16 years old, an age when most teenagers are not even sure what they want to do in their lives. With an estimated net worth of US$5.2 billion (which is increasing with every passing day), Branson was knighted in Buckingham Palace in March 2000. With over 400 companies operating under the Virgin Group banner, Richard Branson is surely an inspiration for anyone who wants to make it to the top in the world of entrepreneurship. Whether it is his record business or his airlines business, it seems as if whatever he touches turns into gold and he becomes more and more of a success. Do you want to know more about the life of Richard Branson? Do you want to know where he was born and about his family? Do you want to know how he started his life as an entrepreneur and how he made it to the Forbes list of billionaires? Continue reading and you will find all your answers right here.