Richard Branson named 'king of business'
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 04, 2012
Richard Branson has been named the most inspirational entrepreneur of the Queen's 60 year reign on the British throne.
The Virgin Founder was inaugurated 'king of business' in a new poll by Smarta to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
The survey includes the top 60 entrepreneurs who have lived during Queen Elizabeth's reign, and Richard won out with 39% of the vote.
He beat the likes of James Dyson, Lord Alan Sugar and Dame Anita Roddick in the list, which you can view in full at Smarta.com.
Smarta founder and CEO Shaa Wasmund commented: "I think it's down to his unique ability to be both hugely successful and keep the common touch. Despite being a billionaire, people still feel they can relate to him.
"Undoubtedly this is one of many qualities that have helped him be so successful throughout the years."
Meanwhile, Richard Branson celebrated the Jubilee by looking back at the 1977 version with The Sex Pistols.