(Sir) Richard Branson
Founder of the Virgin Group
Life has been pretty good for Richard Branson as he reportedly brought in an additional $400 million this year via the sale of Virgin Media. The school dropout and world record enthusiast (he’s always attempting to break one) also receives a pat on the back for his collaboration with Delta Airlines as the company acquired 49 percent of his Virgin Atlantic airlines just this summer. Now Branson has his eyes set on the great beyond as he and his family are gearing up for a trip to space with Virgin Galactic.