Sir Richard Branson was born in 1950, and much like many other successful entrepreneurs, knew that he wanted to run his own business from being very young. Currently, he is the founder and owner of Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. He left school at the age of 15, and at just 16 years old, he started a magazine called Student, which was his first venture in the world of business. He used a church building to run this business, and interviewed several famous figures including Mick Jagger. The magazine, as the title suggests, was catered towards students. Branson used the magazine to feature different music, sports and personalities. However, this wasn’t to be the business which gained him his international success.