Richard Branson :Not sure how someone runs 400+ companies. Even more perplexing is how Richard Branson seems to be having the time of his life running them. If you follow interviews, he’s been like that from Day 1 when he started Virgin from scratch back in the early 70’s. He’s been called the definition of success. It’s not because of his net worth, but because of his happy as a kid attitude. I’m not inspired by Richard Branson’s billions – I’m inspired by his joy. Oh, and he’s launching personal space travel.