Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

3) He goes kitesurfing (with naked models)

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

4) He has facial hair

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

5) He's experienced zero gravity

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

8) He goes jet skiing...in his tuxedo

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

9) He once jumped off a casino in Las Vegas

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

14) He's been a human bowling ball

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

 15) He owns his own island

16) He loves skiing and owns a chalet in Verbier

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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

Richard Branson Cape Argus

Richard Branson Cape Argus

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

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

19) On the subject of adventure, he's said this...

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

20) ...and this

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

Richard Branson Ultimate Adventurer

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