Virgin Group Logo – The Virgin Group ( Virgin Group in English), created by British billionaire Richard Branson , is a set of companies linked to various sectors of the consumer society, and present in many countries. The main feature of these companies is to use the Virgin brand, also carrying a standard image for all. Its activity started in the music world, when Richard Branson created Virgin Records, whose first publication was launched in the first group megastore Virgin Megastore in the 70′s in London . He quickly decided to expand its business in several areas, which led to the current diversity of the group.
Business: Virgin Trains (privately owned railroads, UK), Virgin America (low cost airline, USA), Virgin Atlantic Airways (airline international flights, United Kingdom), Virgin Blue (low cost airline , Australia and New Zealand), Virgin Express (low cost airline, Belgium), Virgin Nigeria (airline, Nigeria).Business: Virgin Records (one of the largest music publishers worldwide, is now owned by EMI), V2 Records (record label), Virgin Radio (a popular radio in the UK), V Festival (organization of festivals Music, UK and USA), Virgin Megastore (large stores specializing in music, movies and video games).
There are many other enterprises and the Virgin brand, for example in the area of food and drinks (Virgin Cola, Virgin Coca), rental cars and limousines, travel, credit cards, teams of Formula 1 and more recently, the Space Tourism Virgin Galactic .