The Virgin Family
In the 1970s, Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson founded a student magazine and small mail order record company under the Virgin name. The growth since then has not only been impressively fast, it's also been based on developing good ideas, through excellent management principles, rather than on acquisition.
Virgin — one of the most recognized brands in Britain – is easily becoming the first global brand name of the 21st Century. Virgin is involved in planes, trains, finance, soft drinks, music, mobile phones, holidays, cars, wines, publishing, and even bridal wear! All Virgin businesses are tied together by the value of our brand and the attitude of our people. Virgin has created more than 200 companies worldwide and employs more than 25 thousand people. Its total global revenue was US$5 billion in 1999.
Virgin in the U.S.
On June 22, 1984 a plane packed with friends, celebs, and the media set off for New York, New York and a star airline was born. Now, Virgin Atlantic has become the second largest British long-haul international airline. Its services operate out of London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports to 18 different destinations all over the world, as far apart as Shanghai and the Caribbean.
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