Friday June 5, 2020

Inside Story: A spaceman came travelling

At 64Richard Branson has done it all. Well, almost all: the final frontier of the stars remains unconquered for the billionaire, writes Stephen Milton.

5th October, 2014
Richard Branson. Picture: Johannes Arlt/laif

Richard Branson is in a slight quandary. “I, I . . .” he stutters quizzically. “I actually can’t remember what I said.” The normally unflappable billionaire is rattled. He can’t remember what on earth he has said about Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, yet it’s all there in a scathing passage in his new book, The Virgin Way.

“I hope I was polite,” he chuckles, scratching for...

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