Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Beats Elon Musk’s SpaceX & Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Into Space

For the first time since 2011, a commercial flight left Earth long enough to touch the edge of space. According to the Independent, Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, made the journey from 43,000 feet to 271,000 feet alone after its carrier plane, WhiteKnightTwo, released it for a solo flight. The ship was piloted by NASA astronaut […]

Richard Branson’s New Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Will Feature World’s First Onboard Tattoo Shop

Elaborate buffets, fancy cocktails, and gambling are all typical amenities featured on a cruise vacation. One cruise line, however, is offering something new. Virgin Voyages, founded by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, recently announced that their inaugural cruise ship will feature a tattoo shop, Cruise Critic reported. The company collaborated with World Famous Tattoo Ink to […]

Virgin’s Richard Branson Suspends Investment Discussions With Saudi Arabia Over Disappearance Of Journalist

Virgin’s founder Richard Branson has recently announced to freeze business ties with Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Last year, Saudi Arabia proposed to invest $1 billion into Virgin Galactic, a spaceflight company within the Virgin group which deals with space tourism. The billionaire business magnate announced in a recent […]

Richard Branson Wants Hyperloop Operational ASAP, Says Transport Technology Will ‘Bring The World Much Closer’

As reported by TechCrunch, Richard Branson revealed that hyperloop transportation may become a reality in as little as two or three years. A hyperloop is an innovative form of ground transportation that includes a series of tubes or tunnels where a pod can float by magnetic elevation at very high speeds. The pods will also […]

Kevin O’Leary Explains Why Ring Did Not Get A ‘Shark Tank’ Deal

Amazon reportedly bought the company Ring, which produces a video-enabled doorbell, for $1 billion this week. As CNBC reported on Tuesday, the venture, then called Doorbot, had a less-than-successful appearance on Shark Tank in 2013. At that time, only one shark, Kevin O’Leary, offered to give the company’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, a deal. Siminoff turned […]

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Shows Off Its ‘Fleet’ Of Spaceships In Revamped, VR-Enabled Website

Virgin Galactic has partnered with Microsoft to exhibit its efforts toward ushering in a new age of space transportation in the world. The firm has rolled out its upgraded, virtual reality (VR)-enabled website that allows visitors to experience an absorbing tour of Virgin’s state-of-the-art spaceships, including the SpaceShipTwo plane and the WhiteKnightTwo “mothership.” The touch-optimized, […]

Sir Richard Branson Joins The List Of Alleged Celebrity Sexual Abusers

Since Harvey Weinstein was sacked from his own company in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual assault, we rarely see a day pass without another name being added to the list of alleged abusers. Sir Richard Branson is the latest celebrity to join the list. According to The Sun, 44-year-old singer Antonia Jenae alleges […]

‘Shark Tank’: Richard Branson Explains Throwing Water On Mark Cuban

Season 9 of Shark Tank has been chock full of big name guest sharks, not least of whom was Richard Branson who appeared in early October. The episode was memorable not only for Branson’s presence on the panel but his mini-water fight with Mark Cuban during the pitch of Yunha Kim, who created the meditation […]

Why Richard Branson Says One Day We’ll Think Killing Animals For Food Is ‘Archaic’

Richard Branson wrote in a blog post on the Virgin website in August that he foresaw a future where humanity no longer kills animals for meat. The post came as Branson, agricultural giant Cargill and fellow entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates invested in lab-grown meat. As CNBC reported, Memphis Meats raised $17 million on the […]

Ellen DeGeneres, Cher & More Ask For Prayers Amid ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Maria

Ellen DeGeneres and Cher are two stars tweeting out love as Hurricane Maria, which has been described as potentially “catastrophic,” hits the Caribbean and makes its way towards Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. Both Ellen and Cher shared heartfelt messages for those in the Category 5 hurricane’s path on social media and urged […]

Paris Hilton On Her DJ career, New York’s 2017 Synergy Global Forum, Branding, And Her Upcoming Projects

One of the most recognizable celebrities of the past decade and a half, Paris Hilton has experienced success in a variety of fields. As an author, her Confessions of an Heiress hit the New York Times Best-Seller List in 2004. Her record deal with Warner Brothers led to selling over 600,000 copies of her Paris […]

Barack Obama And Malia Attend Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ On Broadway [Photos] Former President Barack Obama caused a mild commotion when he surfaced unexpectedly in public in New York City on Friday. He was treated like a rock star, with hundreds gathering on the street for a glimpse of the former president after he was spotted entering an office building in the Flatiron District of Manhattan […]

Barack Obama Retirement Update: Ex-POTUS Filmed Kitesurfing, Wins Competition

It’s been three weeks since President Barack Obama became the former POTUS in retirement. Since then, Barack and Michelle Obama have been vacationing with Sir Richard Branson. Footage recently emerged that shows President Obama kitesurfing — and wiping out like a boss. Barack Obama’s retirement began the moment he waved goodbye to throngs of staff […]

Michelle Obama Rocks Daisy Duke Shorts, Leggings, As Island Vacay Comes To End

Michelle Obama has been seen like you’ve never seen her before — rocking a pair of Daisy Duke shorts. The former first lady and swaggy-cool ex-President Barack Obama have been on vacation since leaving the White House. Michelle in short, shorts and Mr. O with a hat turned to the back, appeared in beach snaps […]

Barack Obama’s Vacation Outfit Shows He Is Enjoying Life After The Presidency

Barack Obama’s vacation outfit showed the rest of the world that the most popular former commander-in-chief of the United States of America is enjoying life after the presidency. The former president of the United States of America looked relaxed and ready to hit the beach when the media caught up with him on the British […]

Barack Obama Vacation: Ex-President Heads To Richard Branson’s Island

Barack Obama is in full vacation mode, and he wore his hat to the back like he didn’t have a care in the world. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were spotted with Richard Branson in the Caribbean on Monday. The former commander-in-chief and the first lady never looked so relaxed. As TMZ wrote, Obama […]

Richard Branson Accident: Atheist Says He Had Near-Death Experience

Richard Branson has had a near-death experience, and like most of his experiences in life, he’s talking about it. On Friday, he shared photos of his bloodied and injured face on social media. A self-proclaimed daredevil, Branson has never been one to shy away from a challenge, no matter how dangerous. “My life was literally […]

Richard Branson Claims Virgin Group Lost ‘Very Big Deal’ After Brexit Vote, Warns Of Coming British Recession

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson claims his company, Virgin Group, killed a substantial deal because of Brexit. When the U.K. voted last week to leave exit the European Union, the company decided not to move forward with a planned acquisition. “We were about to do a very big deal, we canceled that deal, that would have […]

Richard Branson Photobombs Employee Sleeping On The Job; Gives Advice On Home-Ownership And Risk

Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin and an icon in the world of business, has proven that despite his reputation for being one of the most powerful businesspeople in the world, he still enjoys having a little fun once in a while. According to AOL, Richard Branson took a picture with a sleeping employee when […]

Alaska Air To Buy Virgin America For $2.6 Bn.: Why Is Richard Branson Selling His Innovative Commercial Aviation Company To A Rival? [Update]

Alaska Air will soon buy Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Air. The two companies were in the advanced stages of intense negotiations. While the merger would undoubtedly invite a close scrutiny from government regulators, it is perplexing to note that a path-breaking and innovative commercial aviation company is being compelled to consider a sell-off to a […]

Who Is Buying Richard Branson’s Virgin America?

Virgin America, known for its upscale service, is selling itself or a part of the business following buyout offers from potential investors, according to reports. “The carrier, which flies to destinations throughout the U.S. and Mexico, is working with a financial adviser after receiving takeover interest,” Bloomberg reported. The budget airline flies to 21 destinations […]

Richard Branson Attacked By ‘Shark’ And A Glass Door During A Trip To The Cayman Islands

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson hasn’t had a very good week. While on vacation in the Cayman Islands to meet up with ocean conservationist Guy Harvey and take a swim with dozens of stingrays, one of the rays took a bite out of him. Richard Branson originally set up the trip so he could discuss ocean […]

Will Mark Cuban Leave ‘Shark Tank’ To Take Over ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ From Donald Trump?

Earlier this summer NBC fired Donald Trump. The network said it was due to “the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants,” as USA Today reported in July. NBC plans to continue the Celebrity Apprentice franchise and is actively searching for a replacement. Among the names floated are human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and, […]

Billionaire Richard Branson Writes A Heart-Warming Letter To Dyslexic Girl

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson recently wrote a heart-warming letter to a young girl challenged with dyslexia. The self-made billionaire received a short note from 9-year-old Honor Smith thanking him for making videos about dyslexia. In turn, Branson replied to Honor with a handwritten letter encouraging her to embrace being dyslexic. Richard Branson happens to be […]

Richard Branson Does It Again: Founder Of Virgin Group Offers Employees Up To 12 Months Paternity Leave With Full Pay

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group’s founder, has made life better for employees once again by announcing that he is offering new fathers working for his company the chance to spend more time with their newborns by giving them up to 12 months of paternity leave, with their salaries paid in full. The good news to […]

No Led Zeppelin Reunion: Robert Plant Tears Up $800 Million Contract

Editor’s Note: the original source article for this story, published by the Mirror, has been deleted from their Web site. The Guardian has since heard from Robert Plant’s PR folk, who called the story “rubbish.” Looks like we’re all a little dazed and confused… The song may remain the same, but the pay was just […]

Led Zeppelin Reunion: Robert Plant Rips Up $300 Million Contract, Refuses To Rejoin Legendary Band

A Led Zeppelin reunion tour, backed by an astonishing amount of money put up by British billionaire Richard Branson, will never happen — because singer Robert Plant ripped up a contract that would have paid him about $300 million to play 35 concerts with the the legendary band in just three cities. The information about […]

SpaceShip Two Crash Cause Confirmed — But Is There More To The Story?

The cause of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crash has been determined by investigators, according to Fox News. SpaceShip Two’s feathering system, which slows the spacecraft as it returns to Earth, deployed too early and without a prompt from the pilot. However, the accident remains under investigation by the NTSB. Reportedly, the feathering system of SpaceShip […]

‘Go Sell Phones, Richard Branson!’ Says Rocket Expert Who Warned That Spaceship Would Blow Up

Richard Branson faces attacks from critics who say the 64-year-old English billionaire is attempting to dodge responsibility for Friday’s disastrous crash of his privately built spaceship that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. Branson has now been accused of turning his back on rocket scientists, who warned him that his SpaceShip Two was […]

Update: Virgin Galactic Halloween Crash Cancels Lady Gaga’s Wedding In Space

Lady Gaga and Virgin Galactic are trending on social media because the singer will cancel her wedding plans associated with a concert in outer space that she was due to perform in early 2015. Lately, Lady Gaga has been in the dumps, and there are reports that she has been depressed. Adding to her stressors, […]

SpaceshipTwo Crash Update

SpaceshipTwo Update: The Virgin Galactic spaceship was conducting an in-flight test of a new fuel for the first time during the excursion which left one pilot dead and another severely injured. Richard Branson vowed that the commercial space travel endeavor will continue after the SpaceshipTwo crash. The Guardian: Virgin Galactic will continue after fatal SpaceShipTwo […]

SpaceShip Two Successful — Virgin To Start Sending Passengers To Space Next Year

The SpaceShip Two rocket plane performed another successful test flight on Tuesday, following a similar, successful flight last August, according to BBC News. SpaceShip Two was launched by the WhiteKnight Two carrier plane, which in turn was piloted by Pete Siebold from Scaled Composites and C.J. Sturckow for Virgin Galactic. SpaceShip Two landed safely at […]

Richard Branson Wants You All To Enjoy Unlimited Holidays From Work: Sound Good?

He may be a billionaire with enough money to last a million lifetimes, but Richard Branson firmly believes in a flexible work-life balance. In fact, he believes employees should be able to take time off work whenever they fancy an afternoon on the beach, stroll in the park, or just a little bit of “chillaxation.” […]

Is Richard Branson Claiming He, Not Steve Jobs, Invented iPod And iTunes?

Sir Richard Branson, not Steve Jobs invented Apple iTunes and the iPod, this according to the Virgin boss. It sounds like a far-fetched idea, one that, if true, would rewrite history as it’s been recorded and delivered in the oral tradition of technology revolutions. The Independent wrote about the startling claim Richard Branson made and […]

Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, Other World Leaders Call For Regulated, Legal Drugs

A group of business, political and human rights leaders is calling for governments worldwide to offer responsible, legal and regulated sales of drugs, instead of focusing on the failed, punitive policies of the Drug War. The Global Commission On Drug Policy, whose members include billionaire Richard Branson, form United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and Pakistani […]

Kate Winslet Tells Ellen DeGeneres Why Her Baby Is Called ‘Bear Blaze’ [Watch]

Kate Winslet used her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to explain why she saddled her three-month-old son with the name ” Bear Blaze Winslet.” Kate, 38, said that, actually, it wasn’t only her decision, and that the name was selected by her other children, Mia Honey Threapleton, 13, and Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes,10, who […]

Kate Winslet Is ‘Fragile And Frightened’ In ‘Labor Day’

The role Kate Winslet plays in her new movie, Labor Day is not the Kate we are used to. The film is both a romance and drama, in which Kate plays Adele Wheeler, a fragile, single mother too frightened of the outside world to get in her car and drive to the shops. The setting […]

Kate Moss Celebrates 40th Birthday, Do You Think She Looks It?

Kate Moss is 40 today! The British supermodel had come a long way in the last 26 years, and according to many people, she doesn’t look her age. So what did the gorgeous Kate do to mark the big 4-0? She posed as a bunny girl in black high heels and rabbit ears for Playboy […]

Virgin Galactic Planning ‘Space Race’ Reality Show, Tours Of The Moon

Virgin Galactic, the private space flight division of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is partnering with NBC to bring a reality TV show named Space Race to viewers in 2014. The program will have participants competing for a free ticket on the company’s space plane. The lucky winner will be one of the first passengers to […]

William Shatner Is Afraid Of Flying, Says Richard Branson

William Shatner, the actor responsible for bringing Captain James T. Kirk to life, is afraid of flying. Sir Richard Branson said that the legendary Star Trek actor was too afraid to boldly go where no man has gone before. Branson said that Shatner turned down a ride on the Virgin Galactic because he was afraid […]

Epic Airline Complaint Letter Goes Viral Thanks To Richard Branson

Richard Branson knows a thing or two about complaint letters, but this time he’s laughing at someone else’s expense. The CEO of Virgin Airlines recently posted an epic complaint letter directed at the Caribbean company LIAT. Branson caught wind of the complaint letter and found it so funny that he decided to post it on his […]

Justin Bieber Signs Up For Virgin Galactic Space Trip, All Around The Off-World

Justin Bieber’s long-held dream of going into space is set to become a reality. Virgin’s billionaire founder, Sir Richard Branson, confirmed in a June 5 tweet, that the 19-year-old and his manager, Scooter Braun, have signed up to their suborbital spaceflights program. “Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts,” Branson wrote. […]

Sir Richard Branson Dresses In Drag After Losing A Bet

What do you do for fun when you’re a billionaire with a Formula One team? Well, you make ludicrous bets with other team owners. Sir Richard Branson recently lost a bet to Tony Fernandes and had to dress in drag aboard an Air Asia flight. Branson writes in his blog that he made a bet […]

Mile-High Flirting Encouraged By Virgin America

Want to start a romantic relationship? Well, then you better fly Virgin America. The airline recently unveiled new technology that will make mile-high flirting as easy as pushing a button. Or, you know, a digital screen. The new service is based off the airline’s existing Red on-demand food ordering system. The new change simply allows […]

Richard Branson Giving Away His Fortune, Signs Giving Pledge

Sir Richard Branson will give away half of his massive multi-billion dollar fortune. The Virgin Group founder agreed this week to sign the Giving Pledge that was started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates three years ago. In a pledge letter to the organization, Richard Branson and wife Joan say they want their fortune to […]

Billionaire Richard Branson To Be Among First Space Passengers Aboard Virgin Galactic’s Maiden Voyage

In the first part of 2013 the team at Virgin Galactic will launch its maiden voyage into space and aboard that flight will be billionaire owner and adventurist Richard Branson and his family members. Branson is no stranger to adrenaline rushes including his balloon and wind sailing adventures, the latter for which he sent a […]

Virgin Atlantic To Offer Cell Service On Flights

Virgin Atlantic has just announced that it will be providing in-flight cellular service to customer before the end of the year, the Telegraph reported. The new service will allow passengers on Virgin’s new Airbus A330 aircraft flying from London to New York, and on nine other routes soon after, to place calls, send SMSs and […]

Richard Branson Ice Cubes to Greet Virgin Passengers During Bar Service

Rarely do we hand it to the Daily Mail for descriptive prowess, but in the case of Richard Branson ice cubes, the tabloid has it down pat. Yes, there are Richard Branson ice cubes- which would actually be ice cubes in the shape of the zillionaire’s face- and they’re alarmingly detailed. The paper jokes: “Picture […]

Richard Branson Prepares For His Own Deep Sea Adventure

James Cameron was the first person to reach the bottom of the ocean in a solo submarine, but he won’t be the last. Sir Richard Branson is currently working on his own deep sea project which he plans to launch later this summer. Cameron made his historic dive to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific […]

James Cameron Begins Taking New Toy To The Bottom Of The Ocean [Video]

Guam- Filmmaker James Cameron is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. The Titanic Director is heading in a one man submarine down to the deepest point in the ocean…the famed Mariana Trench. In history there has only been one other team who has been there, and it was more than 50 years […]