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Sir Richard Branson to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sir Richard Branson to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Sir Richard Branson will be honored with the 2,647th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Guinness World Record Museum.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will present the music entertainment executive the 2, 647th star. Branson will be honored in the recording category.

Branson is an entrepreneur and businessman, who founded the Virgin group of more than 400 companies. The Virgin group grew from a small record shop he founded in 1972, to become a major multinational company.

As the record business expanded, Branson created his own record label. His first artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded the album ‘Tubular Bells’ which was a hit. Branson signed some of the top bands of the era, including Culture Club, the Rolling Stones, Genesis, and controversial bands such as the Sex Pistols.

In 1984, Branson branched out into his biggest business venture – forming Virgin Atlantic Airways. In 1992, Branson sold Virgin Records to EMI. Other big business ventures of the Virgin group include – Virgin Mobile in 1999 and entering into British railways with Virgin Trains in 1993. In 2007, he created Virgin Money.

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