20 Things Sir Richard Branson Has Done That Prove He’s The Spirit Of Adventure In Human Form

The bearded billionaire from Britain has done some genuinely awesome stuff.

There’s no two ways of looking at it, Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is absolutely minted. In July 2015, for example, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US $5 billion. If you’re thinking that sounds like more money than you’ve ever found down the back of your sofa, that’s because it is.

The English entrepreneur Branson is, in a business sense at least, known as the founder of the Virgin Group (which comprises more than 400 companies worldwide). But we’re not here to talk about business, we’re here to talk about adventure. And, more specifically, we’re here to tell you why Sir Richard is the world’s ultimate adventurer.

This is a man who definitely lives life to the fullest.

1) He’s driven an amphibious car from England To France

2) He’s crossed the Pacific from Japan to Arctic Canada in a hot air balloon (hitting speeds of 245mph)

3) He goes kitesurfing (with naked models)

4) He has facial hair

5) He’s experienced zero gravity

6) He’s been up Mont Blanc (Europe’s highest peak)

7) In 1986, he smashed the world record for fastest Atlantic crossing on the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II

8) He goes jet skiing…in his tuxedo

9) He once jumped off a casino in Las Vegas

10) He’s driven a tank down New York’s Fifth Avenue

 11) He’s crossed the Atlantic in a hot air balloon

12) He’s launched a space program (Virgin Galactic)

13) He’s joined forces with the African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid in a bid to combat poaching

14) He’s been a human bowling ball

 15) He owns his own island

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16) He loves skiing and owns a chalet in Verbier

17) He once took part in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour

18) In 2012, he kite-surfed across the English Channel with his son Sam

19) On the subject of adventure, he’s said this…

20) …and this

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