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Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Keynote Speaker: Businessman & Founder of Virgin Group

Sir Richard Branson Biography

Sir Richard Branson is a British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—in 1972. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, based at Mojave Air and Space Port, noted for the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism.

In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for "services to entrepreneurship". For his work in retail, music and transport (with interests in land, air, sea and space travel), his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work, he has become a prominent global figure. In 2007, he was placed in the Time 100 Most Influential People in The World list.

In April 2018, Forbes listed Branson's estimated net worth at US$5.1 billion.

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Sir Richard Branson Speaking Topics

A Fireside Chat: Screw Business as Usual – How to Have Fun, Do Good & Make Money

In this personal, approachable and moderated fireside chat-like forum, Branson imparts the life lessons he learned and chronicled in his book, Screw Business as Usual. “Over the last few decades as I’ve started up one exciting business after another, I thought that life and work could not get any better. In preparing this presentation, I’ve realized that we’ve really been on a practice run, getting ready for the greatest challenge and opportunity of our lifetime. We’ve got a shot at really pulling together to turn upside down the way we approach the challenges we are facing in the world and look at them in a brand new entrepreneurial way. Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next frontier where the boundaries between work and purpose are merging into one, where doing well, really is good for business.” Richard Branson

In Screw Business as Usual, Branson reveals his innovative and inclusive vision for the future. He aims to redefine capitalism, and flip it on its head– to evolve our values and switch from a just profit focus, to the focus of the future which will be on people, communities and the planet, and as one of the most successful businessmen in history, corporations will just have to trust that it is in their best interest to include the interests of their customers and communities. It is no longer considered counterintuitive in business to be compassionate.

Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun & Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Branson’s book, Losing My Virginity is an outrageous opus of one of the most audacious and genius business minds of our time. Since naming his business after the amount of business experience he started out with – Virgin, Branson has re-written the rulebook for success – creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters or management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy.

In this fireside chat, Branson describes how and why many of his companies were started in the face of entrenched competition. He realized that being too big can actually be the reason you fail. Branson capitalized on the advantage of being flexible and free to improve on existing big businesses even when the “experts” said, "Don't do it." However, in typical Branson style, he found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been slighted or underserved, where confusion reigns, and the competition is complacent. Today, Richard Branson represents the new model of the businessman – one who is free-thinking, daring, hardworking, and who lives life to the fullest. Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a successful, balanced life, dappled with rich and colorful stories including:

  • Crash-landing his hot-air balloon in the Algerian desert, yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globe
  • Signing the Sex Pistols, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Boy George, and Phil Collins
  • Fighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic, and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishment
  • Swimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of Mexico
  • Selling Virgin Records to save Virgin Atlantic
  • Staging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War

In this fascinating exchange, you will hear the ultimate tale of personal and business conquest from a man who combines the business acumen of John D. Rockefeller, with the promotional prowess of P. T. Barnum.

Screw It, Let’s Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green

“Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals. Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business.” – Sir Richard Branson

In his book, Screw It, Let's Do It Branson looks to the future. In this chat, Richard will explain how he is taking his business, and his inspirations, to the next level in some of the newest and most crucial areas, such as launching Virgin Fuels. Yet even when entering markets as influential and impactful to our future as fuel, Branson always reminds us to “have fun with it” in keeping with his contemporary and cavalier attitude. One of his favorite quotes embodies this spirit perfectly: “The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not live at all!”

Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

Richard takes the audience on an insider journey into the gambles and gambits of Branson entrepreneurship. Referencing and reflecting on his book, In Business Stripped Bare, (the biggest business publication of 2009) Sir Richard Branson shares the inside story of his journey into unprecedented entrepreneurship and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals. Citing examples and experiences from his book, Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur audiences will discover why Virgin tried to take on one of the world's biggest superbrands, how Virgin Mobile USA holds the record as the fastest company in history to generate revenues of over one billion dollars (faster than Microsoft, Google and Amazon) and how Richard is the only person in the world to have succeeded in building eight billion-dollar companies from scratch – and in eight different sectors.

Combining key advice with candid stories of Virgin's greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Richard truly inspires audiences with his one-of-a-kind compendium to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Branson strips business down to its core and chronicles the steps it takes for you to succeed.

A Conversation With Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and his Virgin Group is one of the most recognized lifestyle brands, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people. Now, in his trademark charismatic and honest style, Richard shares the inside track on some of his greatest achievements over forty years in business as well as the lessons he has learned from his setbacks. In this interview format presentation, tells the story behind the launches of his Virgin brands, including conquering new frontiers in space with his Virgin Galactic.

He also shares his thoughts on the changing face of the global economy and how businesses worldwide need to work together to tackle environmental challenges and invest in the future of our world. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable and candid inside stories, Branson is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life.

  • Screw Business as Usual

  • Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

  • Screw It, Lets Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green

  • Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun & Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Sir Richard Branson Videos

Richard Branson, Keynote Address, 2019 Air, Space & Cyber
Sir Richard Branson and Michael Milken in Conversation with Kevin O'Leary
Sir Richard Branson | A Force for Good | Skoll Foundation Interview

How to book Sir Richard Branson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sir Richard Branson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sir Richard Branson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sir Richard Branson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sir Richard Branson?

Booking fees for Sir Richard Branson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sir Richard Branson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sir Richard Branson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sir Richard Branson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sir Richard Branson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sir Richard Branson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sir Richard Branson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sir Richard Branson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and News & Media. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Sir Richard Branson generally travels from Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Gary Vaynerchuk and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sir Richard Branson for an upcoming event.

Sir Richard Branson Speaking Topics

  • A Fireside Chat: Screw Business as Usual – How to Have Fun, Do Good & Make Money

    In this personal, approachable and moderated fireside chat-like forum, Branson imparts the life lessons he learned and chronicled in his book, Screw Business as Usual. “Over the last few decades as I’ve started up one exciting business after another, I thought that life and work could not get any better. In preparing this presentation, I’ve realized that we’ve really been on a practice run, getting ready for the greatest challenge and opportunity of our lifetime. We’ve got a shot at really pulling together to turn upside down the way we approach the challenges we are facing in the world and look at them in a brand new entrepreneurial way. Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next frontier where the boundaries between work and purpose are merging into one, where doing well, really is good for business.” Richard Branson

    In Screw Business as Usual, Branson reveals his innovative and inclusive vision for the future. He aims to redefine capitalism, and flip it on its head– to evolve our values and switch from a just profit focus, to the focus of the future which will be on people, communities and the planet, and as one of the most successful businessmen in history, corporations will just have to trust that it is in their best interest to include the interests of their customers and communities. It is no longer considered counterintuitive in business to be compassionate.

  • Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun & Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

    Branson’s book, Losing My Virginity is an outrageous opus of one of the most audacious and genius business minds of our time. Since naming his business after the amount of business experience he started out with – Virgin, Branson has re-written the rulebook for success – creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters or management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy.

    In this fireside chat, Branson describes how and why many of his companies were started in the face of entrenched competition. He realized that being too big can actually be the reason you fail. Branson capitalized on the advantage of being flexible and free to improve on existing big businesses even when the “experts” said, "Don't do it." However, in typical Branson style, he found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been slighted or underserved, where confusion reigns, and the competition is complacent. Today, Richard Branson represents the new model of the businessman – one who is free-thinking, daring, hardworking, and who lives life to the fullest. Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a successful, balanced life, dappled with rich and colorful stories including:

    • Crash-landing his hot-air balloon in the Algerian desert, yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globe
    • Signing the Sex Pistols, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Boy George, and Phil Collins
    • Fighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic, and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishment
    • Swimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of Mexico
    • Selling Virgin Records to save Virgin Atlantic
    • Staging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War

    In this fascinating exchange, you will hear the ultimate tale of personal and business conquest from a man who combines the business acumen of John D. Rockefeller, with the promotional prowess of P. T. Barnum.

  • Screw It, Let’s Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green

    “Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals. Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business.” – Sir Richard Branson

    In his book, Screw It, Let's Do It Branson looks to the future. In this chat, Richard will explain how he is taking his business, and his inspirations, to the next level in some of the newest and most crucial areas, such as launching Virgin Fuels. Yet even when entering markets as influential and impactful to our future as fuel, Branson always reminds us to “have fun with it” in keeping with his contemporary and cavalier attitude. One of his favorite quotes embodies this spirit perfectly: “The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not live at all!”

  • Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

    Richard takes the audience on an insider journey into the gambles and gambits of Branson entrepreneurship. Referencing and reflecting on his book, In Business Stripped Bare, (the biggest business publication of 2009) Sir Richard Branson shares the inside story of his journey into unprecedented entrepreneurship and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals. Citing examples and experiences from his book, Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur audiences will discover why Virgin tried to take on one of the world's biggest superbrands, how Virgin Mobile USA holds the record as the fastest company in history to generate revenues of over one billion dollars (faster than Microsoft, Google and Amazon) and how Richard is the only person in the world to have succeeded in building eight billion-dollar companies from scratch – and in eight different sectors.

    Combining key advice with candid stories of Virgin's greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Richard truly inspires audiences with his one-of-a-kind compendium to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Branson strips business down to its core and chronicles the steps it takes for you to succeed.

  • A Conversation With Sir Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and his Virgin Group is one of the most recognized lifestyle brands, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people. Now, in his trademark charismatic and honest style, Richard shares the inside track on some of his greatest achievements over forty years in business as well as the lessons he has learned from his setbacks. In this interview format presentation, tells the story behind the launches of his Virgin brands, including conquering new frontiers in space with his Virgin Galactic.

    He also shares his thoughts on the changing face of the global economy and how businesses worldwide need to work together to tackle environmental challenges and invest in the future of our world. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable and candid inside stories, Branson is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life.

    • Screw Business as Usual

    • Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

    • Screw It, Lets Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green

    • Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun & Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Sir Richard Branson Videos

Richard Branson, Keynote Address, 2019 Air, Space & Cyber
Sir Richard Branson and Michael Milken in Conversation with Kevin O'Leary
Sir Richard Branson | A Force for Good | Skoll Foundation Interview
Sir Richard Branson: Leading with Vision and Taking on Challenges

Sir Richard Branson Reviews

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    Feedzai - Oct 29 2018

How to book Sir Richard Branson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sir Richard Branson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sir Richard Branson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sir Richard Branson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sir Richard Branson?

Booking fees for Sir Richard Branson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sir Richard Branson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sir Richard Branson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sir Richard Branson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sir Richard Branson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sir Richard Branson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sir Richard Branson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sir Richard Branson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and News & Media. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Sir Richard Branson generally travels from Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Gary Vaynerchuk and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sir Richard Branson for an upcoming event.

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