Richard Branson

With a single A-level to his name, Richard Branson created his first magazine as a teenager in the 1960s with £300, starting from a basement. Given these humble beginnings, he was perhaps an unlikely publisher – dyslexia hampered his education. His headmaster told him he would either end up being a millionaire or in prison. When Branson the student needed money, he launched a mail-order business – and Virgin Records was born. A shop opened in London’s Oxford Street by 1971, followed by the launch the following year of the Virgin Records label. By 23, Branson was a millionaire. ©…

Continue Reading

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo plays for top Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. He has broken many records during his distinguished career. Not only was he the first footballer in history to win four European Golden Shoes for being the leading goal scorer of the season, he also set a record in 2007/08 as a Manchester United player, when he scored 62 goals for his club. © erika8213 / Adobe Stock He was no stranger to breaking records even before this – Manchester United signed him as an 18-year-old from Sporting CP in 2003 and paid a record fee…

Continue Reading