On the forefront of things it’s interesting to see how certain events shape themselves into progressive connections.
In case you didn’t know. Sir Richard Branson started a chain of record stores called Virgin Records, after that the Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s. At that time Virgin Atlantic Airways was set up and the progression of Virgin Records continued.
According to Forbes 2011 list Branson is 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom and 254th richest person in the world with the net worth of US $4.2 billion.
Amongst many projects that Branson is involved with Virgin Galactic has been the highlight of his talk when he visited Richmond, VA. As of September 2011 there are over 450 ticket holders of paying passengers to go onboard on these newly designed spacecraft carriers to experience zero gravity. To undergo this experience of a life time the current price is $200,000 per person with a $20,000 deposit. With time these prices will decrease as the popularity of space travel evolves.
It’s truly mind boggling to see what Richard Branson has done from acquiring an idea and turning it into reality.
One fine day I was attending a LinkedIn live event and stumbled upon the think tank responsible for managing Branson’s conference and the after party. As we got to talking it was a no brainer that these types of events are something that we need to see in RVA. Not only because it’s a celebrity hitting the town, but also the caliber of people interested in Branson and his team. Not to mention the money raised for nonprofits. This bash would bring forth many connections and collaborations, and it has.
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