Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age.
Born: July 18, 1950 (age 68 years), Blackheath, London, United Kingdom
Net worth: 5 billion USD (2018)
Spouse: Joan Templeman (m. 1989), Kristen Tomassi (m. 1972–1979)
Did you know: Richard Branson ranks eighth among wealthiest British billionaires by net worth (world rank: 324). Source: Wikipedia
Here are some of most popular Richard Branson’s Quotes :
If something is what you really want to do, just do it.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Embarrassed: /ɪmˈbarəst,ɛmˈbarəst/ adjective – ashamed, mortified, humiliated
Failure: /ˈfeɪljə/ noun – inability to succeed; lack of success; neglect; lack; non-performance; bankruptcy; downfall
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Fall over: drop from (cliff, etc.); to fall from an upright position; it may mean fail in this Richard Branson’s quote
My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ’Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.’
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Involve: /ɪnˈvɒlv/ verb – include; cause to be concerned with, entangle; engage, engross; complicate; incriminate, cause to be connected with; it means “cause to participate in an activity or situation” in this Richard Branson’s quote.
noun : /ˈɪnstɪŋ(k)t/ – adjective: /ɪnˈstɪŋ(k)t/ formal
It is a noun in this Richard Branson’s quote and means: natural sense or impulse, natural tendency; innate behavioral patterns; talent, natural ability; intuition
It’s amazing what doors can open if you reach out to people with a smile, friendly attitude and a desire to make a positive impact.
Reach out: stretch out one’s hand; get in touch with
Attitude: /ˈatɪtjuːd/ noun – posture, policy; treatment, sentiment, a settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.
The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.
Passionate: /ˈpaʃ(ə)nət/ adjective – intense, impassioned, ardent, fervent, vehement, fiery, heated, emotional, heartfelt, eager, excited, animated, spirited, energetic, fervid, frenzied, wild, consuming, violent, full of desire, having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs.
I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.
Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.
Measure: /ˈmɛʒə/ verb & noun – weigh, gauge, quantify; assess, evaluate, estimate; allot in measured amounts, allocate; be of a specific quantity or size or distance
verb: /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪt,əˈsəʊsɪeɪt/ share company; connect; unite;
noun: /əˈsəʊʃɪət,əˈsəʊsɪət/ partner; fellow worker; friend
adjective: /əˈsəʊʃɪət,əˈsəʊsɪət/ partner, colleague, confederate, companion