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The co-owner of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. said it's unable to invest more in Richard Branson's struggling U.K. airline, and raised the possibility.


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The airline along with Virgin Holidays is controlled by a holding company, Virgin Atlantic Limited, which is 51% owned by the Virgin.


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Richard Branson is seeking a buyer for Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. as he Delta Air Lines Inc., which owns a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.


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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July ) is a British business magnate, Branson formed Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Cargo in Virgin Galactic (wholly owned by Virgin Group) plans to make flights available to​.


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In , he set up a mail-order record business. From , four generations of his family was at Cuddalore. His business sold records for considerably less than the "High Street" outlets, especially the chain W. Fernandes escaped as the winner of the bet, as Lotus Racing ended tenth in the championship, while Virgin Racing ended twelfth and last. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. I'm really excited about the potential 3D Robotics sees in drones. In , he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic , based at Mojave Air and Space Port , noted for the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism. The winners were given the opportunity to pitch Target Corporation buyers. In , he was questioned in connection with the selling of records that had been declared export stock. He has written: "I suppose the secret to bouncing back is not only to be unafraid of failures but to use them as motivational and learning tools. Branson's first successful entry into the airline industry was during a trip to Puerto Rico. The previous record of six hours was set by two Frenchmen. His first attempt in the "Virgin Atlantic Challenger" led to the boat capsizing in British waters and a rescue by RAF helicopter, which received wide media coverage. He does not own any part of Virgin Media. Virgin subsequently accused British Airways of poaching its passengers, hacking its computers, and leaking stories to the press that portrayed Virgin negatively. Branson had expressed his concerns about the tender process and questioned the validity of the business plan submitted by FirstGroup. After failed attempts to grow and sell both Christmas trees and budgerigars , Branson launched a magazine named Student in Though not initially as successful as he hoped, the magazine later became a vital component of the mail-order record business Branson started from the same church he used for Student. A series of disputes in the early s caused tension between Virgin Atlantic and British Airways , which viewed Virgin as an emerging competitor. Branson and his mother were also featured in the documentary film Lemonade Stories.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} After being intercepted by the Coast Guard and asked what their intentions were, Clarkson remarked " The sloop eventually continued to St. On 21 September , Branson pledged to invest the profits of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Trains in research for environmentally-friendly fuels. His high public profile often leaves him open as a figure of satire—the AD series Zenith features a parody of Branson as a super villain , as the comic's publisher and favoured distributor and the Virgin group were in competition at the time. This removal must have long-term effects and contribute materially to the stability of the Earth's climate. At the start of the Formula One season on 28 March, it was announced that Virgin would be sponsoring the new Brawn GP team, [48] with discussions also under way about introducing a less "dirty" fuel in the medium term. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records —later known as Virgin Megastores —in Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the s, as he started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Before they came along the alternative was an expensive helicopter and crew. Branson made several world record-breaking attempts after , when in the spirit of the Blue Riband he attempted the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing. When Virgin Rail lost the contract, Branson said he was convinced the civil servants had "got their maths wrong". He also has a cameo in the James Bond film Casino Royale Here, he is seen as a passenger going through Miami Airport security check-in and being frisked — several Virgin Atlantic planes appear soon after. George's, Bermuda. In October, after an investigation into the bidding process, the deal was scrapped. Earning enough money from his record store, Branson in launched the record label Virgin Records with Nik Powell. There's nothing wrong with making mistakes as long as you don't make the same ones over and over again. Virgin Rail continues to operate the West Coast line. Virgin Records also introduced Culture Club to the music world. In , Branson launched the "Foodpreneur" food and drink-focused start-up competition. On the show Finding Your Roots , Branson was shown to have 3. British Airways edited out Branson's cameo in their in-flight screening of the movie. Branson once said, "There is no point in starting your own business unless you do it out of a sense of frustration. My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them Branson's next venture with the Virgin group was Virgin Fuels , which was set up to respond to global warming and exploit the recent spike in fuel costs by offering a revolutionary, cheaper fuel for automobiles and, in the near future, aircraft. In , Virgin Hotels was launched under the Virgin Group. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In April , Virgin Care commenced a five-year contract for provision of a range of health services which had previously been under the aegis of NHS Surrey, the local primary care trust. He was also the star of a reality television show on Fox called The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best , in which sixteen contestants were tested for their entrepreneurship and sense of adventure and only lasted one season. Branson has dyslexia , and had poor academic performance; on his last day at school, his headmaster, Robert Drayson , told him he would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. His parents re-mortgaged the family home to help pay the settlement. On 25 September , Branson announced the signing of a deal under which a new space tourism company, Virgin Galactic , will license the technology behind SpaceshipOne —funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and designed by aeronautical engineer Burt Rutan —to take paying passengers into suborbital space. In , Branson said that he planned to take his two children, year-old Holly and year-old Sam, on a trip to outer space when they ride the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane on its first public flight, then planned for Branson wrote in his autobiography of the decision to start an airline. The name "Virgin" was suggested by one of Branson's early employees because they were all new at business. He has a cameo appearance in several films: Around the World in 80 Days , where he played a hot-air balloon operator, and Superman Returns , where he was credited as a 'Shuttle Engineer' and appeared alongside his son, Sam, with a Virgin Galactic -style commercial suborbital shuttle at the centre of his storyline. From a business perspective, the damage to many is unprecedented and the length of the disruption remains worryingly unknown. In , Virgin purchased the gay nightclub Heaven. Branson and Tony Fernandes , owner of Air Asia and Lotus F1 Racing , had a bet for the F1 season where the losing team's boss should work on the winner's airline during a charity flight dressed as a stewardess. The recording was a series of sheep baa-ing along to a drum-machine-produced track and reached number 42 in the UK charts in He formed Virgin Holidays in In , Branson took what many saw as being one of his riskier business exploits by entering into the railway business. Hansen , and James Lovelock. In , Virgin Group invested in Hyperloop One , developing a strategic partnership between the two. Later, he claimed that one of his great-grandmothers was an Indian named Ariya. The decision to merge his Virgin Media Company with NTL was to integrate both of the companies' compatible parts of commerce. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson born 18 July [3] is a British business magnate , investor, author and former philanthropist. Branson also announced that he would be joined in the adjudication of the prize by a panel of five judges, all world authorities in their respective fields: Al Gore , Sir Crispin Tickell , Tim Flannery , James E. His flight was cancelled, so he decided to charter his own plane the rest of the way and offer a ride to the rest of the stranded passengers for a small fee to cover the cost. The fund will seek out consumer goods firms to invest in. In September , Branson announced his investment in drone company 3D Robotics stating, "It's amazing to see what a little flying object with a GoPro attached can do. Branson joined the board of directors, [65] and in December , became its chairman. Branson has stated that he was formerly a global warming sceptic and was influenced in his decision by a breakfast meeting with Al Gore. Branson used the magazine to advertise popular albums, driving his record sales. In May , it was announced that he would become a partner in a private equity fund that will be co-managed by Metric Capital. In , Branson formed Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation, an entertainment company focused on creating new stories and characters for a global audience. Some newspapers called for Branson to reimburse the government for the rescue cost. Branson distributed his compensation the so-called "BA bonus" among his staff. In February , Branson helped organise an international benefit concert, Venezuela Aid Live , to bring worldwide attention to the humanitarian crisis and raise funds for humanitarian aid. In late , they made a record-breaking flight from Morocco to Hawaii but were unable to complete a global flight before Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in Breitling Orbiter 3 in March In March , Branson set a record by travelling from Dover to Calais in a Gibbs Aquada in 1 hour, 40 minutes and 6 seconds, the fastest crossing of the English Channel in an amphibious vehicle. On 10 January , Branson's Virgin Healthcare announced that it would open a chain of health care clinics that would offer conventional medical care alongside homeopathic and complementary therapies, a development that was welcomed by Ben Bradshaw , the UK's health minister. The contract was awarded to FirstGroup after a competitive tender process overseen by the Department for Transport. A new company was launched with much fanfare and publicity on 8 February , under the name Virgin Media. They can do a lot of good in the world, and I hope this affordable technology will give many more people the chance to see our beautiful planet from such a powerful perspective. Winners were provided with mentorship from Branson, legal support, and brand counseling. The BMA warned the plan would "damage clinical objectivity", there would be a financial incentive for GPs to push patients toward the Virgin services at the centre. Virgin signed such controversial bands as the Sex Pistols , which other companies were reluctant to sign. Branson eventually started a record shop in Oxford Street in London. In July , Branson announced plans to build an orbital space launch system , designated LauncherOne. On 9 February , Branson announced the setting up of a new global science and technology prize—The Virgin Earth Challenge —in the belief that history has shown that prizes of this nature encourage technological advancements for the good of mankind. Virgin Atlantic was given immunity for tipping off the authorities and received no fine—a controversial decision the Office of Fair Trading defended as being in the public interest. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced there were "significant technical flaws" in the process and mistakes had been made by transport staff. In March , Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for "services to entrepreneurship". It was a gruelling month-long challenge where they hiked, biked and kayaked across Europe and had a near-miss on Mont Blanc when a rockfall rained down on them as they crossed the perilous Gouter Couloir. In October , Branson appeared on the Season 9 Premiere of Shark Tank as a guest investor, [68] where he invested in Locker Board, [69] a sustainable line of skateboards invented by year-old, Carson Kropfl. Branson later stated an interest in Formula One , but claimed that, before the Virgin brand became involved with Honda or any other team, Formula One would have to develop a more economically efficient and environmentally responsible image. Branson kept his word after losing the bet, as he served his duty as a stewardess on an Air Asia flight between Perth and Kuala Lumpur on 12 May In , Branson became patron of the UK's Gordon Bennett gas balloon race, which has 16 hydrogen balloons flying across Europe.