British entrepreneur who founded the Virgin Group, which included Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, and hundreds of other companies.
His first involvement in the music industry came out of a magazine he founded while he was still in high school, The Student, which advertised records for lower prices than stores were selling them.
He bought his own island; he was named the United Kingdom's 4th richest citizen in a Forbes 2012 list of billionaires.
He married his wife, Joan, at the behest of their daughter, Holly.
His record label signed bands like the Sex Pistols with Sid Vicious.
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