There’s a certain irony about the amount of billionaires trying to escape the planet, with Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos being the most notable of the mega-rich attempting to blast off into outer space. But ordinary members of the public can now voyage to the stratosphere – that’s if you’ve got $125,000 (£90k) to spare.
Multi-million pound location for a fraction of the cost! Part of a Surrey mansion once owned by Sir Richard Branson is up for grabs for £280,000
The one-bedroom flat in Capel, near Dorking in Surrey, is for sale for £280,000 It is part of a large mansion once owned by Sir Richard Branson Property has communal facilities such as a swimming pool and tennis court Part of a building once owned by Sir Richard Branson is on the market for £280,000.
(Reuters) - Launching one of the richest individuals on earth into orbit has proved a leap too far for insurers, who are not ready to price the risk of losing Jeff Bezos or his fellow space travelers. Amazon CEO Bezos, a lifelong space enthusiast, has been vying with Elon Musk and Richard Branson to become the first billionaire to fly beyond the earth's atmosphere.
Billionaire Richard Branson’s impressive new Virgin cruise ship docked in Portsmouth for the first time this week. The impressive luxury cruiser is larger than a Royal Navy aircraft carrier and can accommodate over almost 4,000 passengers and crew. It’s the biggest ship ever to have dropped anchor in the city and passers by were amazed by the 110,000 tonne spectacle, reports The Sun.
Blistering barnacles, Cap'n... we're bigger than Portsmouth! Richard Branson launches Virgin's first ever cruise ship - an enormous 110,000-ton liner that dwarfs the Navy's largest aircraft carrier
Virgin's Scarlet Lady was the biggest ship ever to dock in Portsmouth on Monday The 110,000-ton liner dwarfs even the Royal Navy's carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth The liner will make several three and four-night trips around the UK in August He is battling fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to be the first to crack space tourism, so Sir Richard Branson isn’t afraid to dream big.
Giant new liner that can carry 4,160 people and weighs 110,000 tonnes becomes biggest ship ever to dock in Portsmouth
A GIANT luxury cruise ship bigger than a Royal Navy aircraft carrier docked in Portsmouth for the first time yesterday. Richard Branson’s new Scarlet Lady liner is the biggest ship to have ever dropped anchor in the city - weighing 110,000 tonnes. The Virgin Voyages vessel has space for 3,000 passengers and 1,160 crew members.
PIERS MORGAN was over the moon with Sir Rod Stewart's reaction to appearing in his Life Stories special, which took a look back at the best bits from the show over the years. Piers Morgan, 57, has interviewed some of the most famous of people around the world; from the likes of Barbara Windsor and Cliff Richard to Richard Branson and Pamela Anderson and on Sunday, the best bits of his ITV chat show Life Stories were broadcast for fans to relive.
Firms begin to offer fertility employment benefits as influential figures speak out about importance of professional support She is one of the most powerful women in banking, hand-picked by the likes of Sir Richard Branson and Marc Benioff to lead multi-billion-pound businesses. But during her rise to the top of Virgin Money and later Salesforce, Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia battled a series of personal tragedies, including several miscarriages and five failed IVF attempts.
Wise float set to be Square Mile's first direct listing as well as its biggest stock market debut of the year
Financial technology star Wise has confirmed plans to float, in what is expected to be London's biggest stock market debut of the year. The global payments company is plotting the Square Mile's first direct listing, meaning it will not seek to raise cash and will simply float its existing shares.
23andMe, the genetic testing company that pioneered the business of personalized gene testing kits, traded higher in its public market debut under the ticker symbol "ME" on Thursday after a merger with a Richard Branson SPAC. 23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki told CNBC the company is planning to build a big consumer business off its base of 11 million customers and drug research and development platform with near-80% of test takers opting into sharing their genetic information for disease R&D.
Virgin Atlantic and BA join Ryanair in suing the Government over its handling of the system that restricts travel in and out of Britain Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have joined a legal challenge against the Government labelling the decision making behind its “traffic light” system as an opaque “black box”.
There are many different approaches when it comes to tackling climate change through technology. There’s the billionaire tech bros like Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos who want to relocate the entire human race to Mars. And then there are those who are a bit more pragmatic, turning to tried and tested designs from the past for inspiration.
The fintech giant Wise hopes to press the button within days on a long-awaited public flotation that will cement its status as one of Britain’s most valuable start-ups of the last decade. Sky News has learnt that Wise has drawn up plans to launch a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange as soon as this week.
Who is the mystery bidder who paid $28 million for a trip to space? Speculation grows after winner secures seat next to Jeff Bezos on his Blue Origin rocket
Wealthy winner, whose identity will be disclosed in the coming weeks, beat some 20 participants in an auction for the seat on Saturday The person could be one of Bezos' wealthy friends; he is known to be close to Barry Diller, Jamie Dimon and Scooter Braun
Sir Richard Branson is in talks to take his satellite launch firm public through a $3bn (£2.1bn) blank-cheque deal. The tycoon is finalising a deal to merge Virgin Orbit with NextGen Acquisition II, a special purpose acquisition company (Spac) set up by former Goldman Sachs banker George Mattson, Sky News reported.
Virgin Orbit, the satellite launching spinoff of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, is in advanced discussions to go public at about a $3 billion valuation through a SPAC, CNBC confirmed on Saturday. The SPAC, led by a former Goldman Sachs partner, is NextGen Acquisition II, a person familiar with the discussions told CNBC.