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TL;DR news on Richard Branson at December 19, 2022

Virgin Orbit, wholly separate from Virgin Galactic, is privately held by Branson's multinational conglomerate Virgin Group, with a minority stake from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala. Virgin Galactic recently received permission for its own flights into space, raising speculation that Branson could make his first flight in the next couple of weeks. Virgin Galactic Jeff Bezos plans to launch himself to the edge of space on July 20, but fellow billionaire Sir Richard Branson might still try to fly with Virgin Galactic first. In a tweet on June 26, Beasley called on Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk to contribute the $6 billion needed to save 41 million people in 43 countries who are at risk of starving this year. Branson treated Musk to dinner and thought he had a deal. He recently founded the spaceflight corporation, Virgin Galactic.]Richard Branson, most notably, started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label.