British businessman Richard Branson sits in the audience at Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday symposium lecture at The University of Cambridge on January 8, 2012. British scientist Stephen Hawking was forced to miss a scientific debate to mark his 70th birthday Sunday because he was only discharged from hospital two days earlier. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
Richard Branson attends We Day UK, a charity event to bring young people together at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.
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In this handout provided by NBC/Virgin.com, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic speaks at a press conference in regards to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash in the desert, at Mojave Air and Space Port on Novemebr 1, 2014 in Mojave, California. Branson said his team is dedicated to finding out what led to Friday's fatal test flight that killed one pilot and injured a second one.
Sir Richard Branson attends as Free The Children hosts their debut UK global youth empowerment event, We Day at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England.
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Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson attends the Conversations In A Cloud Pop-Up Business Panel at the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Bar pop-up on Wall Street on October 2, 2012 in New York City.
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Sir Richard Branson poses in front of an aircraft at Perth Airport on May 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Virgin Australia purchased Perth-based regional airline, Skywest adding another 32 planes to it's fleet to expanding the airlines regional operations in Australia.
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Sir Richard Branson with AirAsia Stewardess' at Perth International Airport on May 12, 2013 in Perth, Australia. Branson shaved his legs, wore make up and dressed in stewardess clothing after losing a bet with AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes over which of their 2010 Formula One teams would be beat the other at the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.