Richard Branson

English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

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At first I wasn't even allowed to register the business name because the word virgin was thought to be rude. I had to sit down and, in my best 15-year-old penmanship, write a letter to the registry office that began, "Surely the word virgin is anything but rude; it's the opposite of rude." They eventually relented.