Richard Branson

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Space cadets Branson and Bezos scoop the 2021 shamelessness prize
Virgin and Amazon bosses do well in our awards for business brass neck, but there are also nods to big oil, big money – and a powerful whiff of Musk

Jasper Jolly

26, Dec, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Virgin Atlantic gets £400m injection as airlines battle Omicron gloom
Further investment made by Sir Richard Branson and Delta as airline is hit by return of travel restrictions

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @7:45 PM

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‘Luxury carbon consumption’ of top 1% threatens 1.5C global heating limit
Richest 1% will account for 16% of total emissions by 2030, while poorest 50% will release one tonne of CO2 a year

Phoebe Weston

05, Nov, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Space Titans review – Bezos, Musk and Branson battle to blast their loads
This wildly hagiographic documentary about the billionaires fiddling with their massive rockets will have you cringing all the way into suborbital space

Lucy Mangan

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects
Critics see the ‘awful business’ of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration value

Richard Luscombe

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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More than 150 global business leaders call for end of death penalty
Declaration, part of the Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty campaign, was first launched in March by Sir Richard Branson

Lauren Aratani

07, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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US regulator grounds Virgin Galactic space planes as it investigates July flight
Billionaire’s flight to the edge of space veered off course during descent, prompting FAA inquiry

Samira Sadeque

02, Sep, 2021 @6:20 PM

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Here's why Elon Musk’s robot is electrified neoliberalism | Van Badham
It is time to evaluate how much transformational control we give billionaires over our societies, and our lives

Van Badham

31, Aug, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Richard Branson sells third stake in Virgin Galactic to prop up other firms
Shares in space tourism firm worth $300m will support Virgin Atlantic and other businesses hit by Covid-19

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

13, Aug, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic plans stock market listing
Move is airline’s attempt to shore up balance sheet after £659m loss due to Covid pandemic

Sarah Butler

08, Aug, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at $450,000 a seat
The company said it will have three consumer offerings: a single seat, a multi-seat package and a full-flight buy out

Guardian staff and agencies

05, Aug, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Billionaire space cowboys could become heroes by focusing on the climate crisis
Bezos, Musk and Branson have achieved much – but the biggest challenge facing humanity is not the stars, but our planet

25, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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