Sir Richard Branson

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
the fourth richest subject of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion. An English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies, he’s also a committed to South African development through his Branson School of Entrepreneurship.
In addition, he funds Mandela’s ‘The Elders’, an ambitious attempt to bring together essentially the elder statesman of the world to solve global problems like climate change. One of their more unusual joint projects, as revealed by Wikileaks, was to try to persuade the Zimbabwe dictator, Robert Mugabe, to relinquish power.