It’s super refreshing when a billionaire’s daughter grows up to become such a vital contributor to society. Sir Richard Branson’s daughter, Holly Branson, is a shining star in every facet of her life.
The intelligent and hard-working daughter of the famous entrepreneur went to medical school where she specialized in neurology. After achieving medical and physiology degrees and realizing her dream of working as a doctor in a London hospital, Holly joined the Virgin Group as a member of the leadership team in 2008.
She went on to become the Chief Purpose and Vision Officer on the Virgin leadership team, Chair of Virgin Unite, and Founder and Trustee of Big Change – the family business’ philanthropy arm. When not ‘changing business for good’ and traveling around the world doing extensive humanitarian work, Holly lives in London with her husband Freddie Andrewes and their three children, Etta, Artie and Lola. The couple married in 2011 on the Bransons’ private Necker Island – the same location where Sir Richard Branson married his wife, Joan Templeman in 1989.
Despite the family’s enormous fortune, Holly and her family lead a modest lifestyle. Like her father, she is somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, and loves to kitesurf with her dad in the English Channel. She’s also a record-breaker in marathons.
The Branson brains have certainly been passed down to Holly, and so too have the family’s very strong values. While her father controls more than 400 companies and has a net worth of $4.9 billion, the Bransons always put family first.