Richard Branson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Richard Branson Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight74 kg
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1950
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseJoan Templeman

Richard Branson is a British businessman, philanthropist, and author whose name is synonymous with business ventures like Virgin Records, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Atlantic, etc. He has more than 13 million followers on Twitter, more than 5 million followers on Instagram, more than 4 million followers on Facebook, and more than 100k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Richard Charles Nicholas Branson

Nick Name

Rich

British businessman Richard Branson
British businessman Richard Branson (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Blackheath, London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

 

Occupation

Businessman, Philanthropist, Author

Family

  • Father – Edward Branson (Barrister)
  • Mother – Eve Branson (Air Hostess)
  • Siblings – Lindy Branson (Younger Sister), Vanessa Branson (Younger Sister)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Richard has dated –

  1. Kristen Tomassi (1972-1979)
  2. Judy Huxtable
  3. Joan Templeman (1978-Present) – The business tycoon married Joan Templeman on December 20, 1989. They welcomed son Sam Branson on August 12, 1985, and daughter Holly Branson on November 21, 1981. Their baby girl Clare Sarah Branson (b. 1979) sadly passed away 4 days after birth.
Richard Branson posing with his daughter-in-law Isabella Calthorpe in 2013
Richard Branson posing with his daughter-in-law Isabella Calthorpe in 2013 (BoodlesUK / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Asian)

He has English and some Scottish, German, Welsh, Indian, and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

However, his hair has turned gray due to his advanced age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

His signature goatee

Richard Branson Favorite Things

  • BooksLong Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock
  • Hobby – Kitesurfing

SourceWikipedia, JourneysToCome.com

Richard Branson as seen in 2010
Richard Branson as seen in 2010 ([email protected] / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Richard Branson Facts

  1. His record label Virgin Records is popular for signing the likes of [email protected] Pistols, The Rolling Stones, George Michael, Janet Jackson, etc.
  2. His nephew Ned RocknRoll (aka Edward Abel Smith) got married to Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet in December 2012.
  3. Richard is dyslexic.
  4. In 1998, he had a cameo in the season 4 episode of Friends called ‘The One With Ross’s Wedding Part 2’.
  5. Branson received a knighthood for his services to entrepreneurship at Queen Elizabeth‘s New Year Honours List in 2000.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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