• Paul W. Rigney
    January 22, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    Dear Mr. Branson,
    I have an ongoing project that has spanned almost 3 decades from the time I became interested to present and have spent the last 6 years of my life converting a dream to reality designing, building and testing a speedboat with intent on ‘setting’ a world record running from Chicago to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and subsequently intend using this event as a fundraiser for a large Christain ministry. This history making run will encompass roughly 50% in Canadian waters. There is an existing record from Chicago to Detroit. However, we are going to go approximately another 600 miles to our destination for four reasons. One, it hasn’t been done. Two, being of modest means, I haven’t the resources to compete with the teams who have held the coveted ‘Evinrude Trophy’. Three, Canada
    is our neighbor and good friends to our north and I would like to recognize them in this effort. Four, I have a strong desire to use this event as a fundraiser to benefit Sunshine Ministries in Grand Rapids Michigan as they were there for me during a despirate time in my life and this is my way of giving back in the magnitude I feel appropriate. I have simply exhausted my revenues from designing, building and readying my boat for this attempt and have found myself needing one more advertiser for the opperating expenses in this event. I would love to send you more information and photo’s of my boat and an opportunity to discuss adding one or more of your companies to my list of advertisers/sponsors. I am not seeking an extreme figure ($10,000), just enough for the expenses of the event and in trade, am offering you major exposure on the boat. Should you find interest in this, please forward your email address so I may compile the information and photo’s and send them to you. Thank you so much for your time.
    Sincerely,
    Paul W. Rigney

  • Steven Kilage
    September 19, 2006 at 1:27 am

    Dear Sir,
    My name is steven Kilage I am From Papua New Guniea and I am 24 years old currently I am the Hotel Manager for one of Port Moresbys Largest Hotel I am second in Charge. I have always known I would be a Millionare one day, I have never gone to university I think its a waist of time I know I have what it takes to become rich I dont want to waist 5 years in university.
    Well I will Cut to the chase I am hoping You could invest in a new venture I am going into which is Gold Exporting In my country of PNG. The current land buying rate is K33.00 per Gram which is around $11 USD per gram compared to the world price of USD $60.00 per gram.
    I am requesting if you could invest USD $1 million dollars into my business and we would be partners in a joint venture business. The returns are hight and currently their are only 8 exporters in PNG this is a golden oppurtunity to invest.
    I know you like a challange so JUST DO IT. You don’t have a company here in PNG
    If you want to contact me you can call me at (675) 325-7155
    P.O.BOX`1246
    Boroko
    NCD
    Port Moresby
    Papua New Guinea
    ITS GOOD AS GOLD MATE!

  • Marina van Oudtshoorn
    September 28, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Dear Sir Richard
    DEVELOPMENT OF BIODIESEL IN SOUTH AFRICA
    I work for a leading engineering company who is busy with the development of biodiesel in South Africa for the past 18 months. A lot of work has been done already in this regard. They are all very tallented, university degreed engineers with a very advanced developed technology. A large portion of farmland in South Africa has been given by the government to black farmers who can be trained to grow whatever they need to manufacture their biodiesel of – a 100% pure biodiesel – not mixed with oil. They are approached on a daily basis by clients who wants to buy their services, skills and technology but none have the money to pay for their services. My company keep on investing their own money in these ventures but cannot continue like this. If my company can raise their own capital they can run with this project tomorrow. They have everything in place and this might be the beginning of “Virgin Fuels”. This project can be expanded to the rest of Africa and will not only contribute to your global warming project but will also help in the fight against poverty in Africa – a continent that leans itself to the growing of all sorts of plants that can be used in the manufacturing of biodiesel. Other than Europe, Africa has these vast open spaces that can be turned into farmland very successfully.
    My company needs $2.7 million to build their pilot plant and $20 million do build their first factory. The pilot plant site they have already and the factory site they are busy with the negotiations.
    Our MD, Mr Eugene van Oudtshoorn, can be contacted at +27 (0) 11 605-2144 or on his cell 082 560 5095.
    Kind regards
    MARINA

  • Marina van Oudtshoorn
    September 28, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Dear Sir Richard
    DEVELOPMENT OF BIODIESEL IN SOUTH AFRICA
    I work for a leading engineering company who is busy with the development of biodiesel in South Africa for the past 18 months. A lot of work has been done already in this regard. They are all very tallented, university degreed engineers with a very advanced developed technology. A large portion of farmland in South Africa has been given by the government to black farmers who can be trained to grow whatever they need to manufacture their biodiesel of – a 100% pure biodiesel – not mixed with oil. They are approached on a daily basis by clients who wants to buy their services, skills and technology but none have the money to pay for their services. My company keep on investing their own money in these ventures but cannot continue like this. If my company can raise their own capital they can run with this project tomorrow. They have everything in place and this might be the beginning of “Virgin Fuels”. This project can be expanded to the rest of Africa and will not only contribute to your global warming project but will also help in the fight against poverty in Africa – a continent that leans itself to the growing of all sorts of plants that can be used in the manufacturing of biodiesel. Other than Europe, Africa has these vast open spaces that can be turned into farmland very successfully.
    My company needs $2.7 million to build their pilot plant and $20 million do build their first factory. The pilot plant site they have already and the factory site they are busy with the negotiations.
    Our MD, Mr Eugene van Oudtshoorn, can be contacted at +27 (0) 11 605-2144 or on his cell 082 560 5095.
    Kind regards
    MARINA

  • Alexandre Micas
    October 9, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    hi, na minha lingua(PORTUGUES) OLÁ
    Richard, moro no Brasil, precisamente no oete baiano, uma regiao muito promissora para o investimento de plantio de cana-de- açucar(alcool)tendo em vista que vi sua preocupaçao no programa de entrevista Late Show, e vi seu interesse, e sede por investimentos que possam tambem contribuir para um mundo melhor, mas nao deixando de ganhar dinheiro.
    a nosso regiao esta no oeste baiano(luis eduardo magalhes) que já é o maior produtor de graos do nordeste, dentres outros produtos como:algodao, soja , milho. se quiser mais detalhes, tenho contatos que poderam viabilizar sua consulta pelo local.
    inclusive ja é uma regiao que tem grandes investidores americanos e japoneses.
    fico aguardando sua resposta!!
    deixo claro nao quero ser socio, nao sou investidor, e nao planto…só fiquei surpreso pela sua voracidade de negocio pelo mundo!

  • Sara Pepers
    November 8, 2006 at 5:52 am

    Dear Mr Branson
    My name is Sara, I am 23 and live in New Zealand (The one with the big hole in the ozone) After recently watching
    An Inconvenient Truth last month I became empowered to do something about the state of global warming. I as one person can only do so much (use less petrol, plant a tree etc)If everyone thought this way then the problem would surely be reduced somewhat.
    I then, a week later saw you with Al Gore on CNN, plegde 3 Billion dollars to combat gloabl warming and work towards producing more efficient environmentally friendly feuls for virgin planes within the next 4 years.
    This Mr Branson also got me thinking – What about all the other planes flying ALL THE TIME leaving every second from hundreds of locations from hundreds of different airlines All over the world – (Not just Virgin) ALL of them putting god knows how much damaging Co2 and pollution in the atmoshphere at the level and height that it does the most damage. We here on land can only do so much within ourselves to help with global warming – But those like yourself with the power and money and probably resources to do something about it – I feel could do more. Three Billion dollars is surely a brilliant start.
    Along with better feuls – Surely if there were less planes in the air at this damaging level then Co2 emmisions would be drastically reduced and many people would be responsible for helping combat the scary fact that is global warming. Almost defintely to the benefit of their people and the world.
    Forgive me for not being as business minded as I could be or even ignorant to the nature and scale of the money involved but surely if something serious and on grand scale is not done within 5-10 years (these things take time) then Mr Gore’s predictions and scientific evidence will surely become reality for many areas of this once beautiful earth.
    Why are so many people on such a hurry to jump on a plane and fly somewhere anyway? Maybe we should be cherishing what we have in our own backyards while we still can.

  • paula
    January 7, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Dear Mr Branson.
    I have a simple idea that i think will be a great seller.
    The idea came to me 9 years ago and no-one has ever made or designed anything close.
    I do not have the capital to do this otherwise i would have and i have tried to tell the relative people, but they would not listen or even give me a chance.
    From experiance it is usually the simple uncomplicated ideas that work.
    Please would you e-mail me if you have the time, or if you are interrested.
    kind regards
    Paula Cronk

  • BIYEGHE Bertrand
    February 12, 2007 at 5:36 am

    Mister BRANSON,
    Iam of gabonese nationality living in central africa in Libreville.
    I am avid for some years to realize with friends a tourist forest camp to it developper of circuits of ecotourism,to see the project at:www.small.fr/samory
    We are to brake due to the lack of financing,no bank can help us,
    We sek your competition for the outcome of aforementioned projet.
    Thank you and profound respects.
    Bertrand BIYEGHE
    Libreville-Gabon
    tel :+241 06 03 81 39
    fax:+241 76 02 11

  • BIYEGHE BERTRAND
    February 12, 2007 at 5:56 am

    Mister BRANSON,
    I am of gabonese nationality living in central africa in Libreville.
    I am avid for some years to realize with friends a tourist forest camp to it developper of the circuits of ecotourism,
    to see the project here:www.small.fr/samory
    We are to brake due to the lack of financing,no bank can help us,
    we seek your competition for the outcome of the aforementioned project.
    Thank you and profound respects.
    Bertrand BIYEGHE
    Libreville-Gabon
    tel:+241 06 03 81 39
    fax241 76 02 11

  • phillip
    February 19, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    hello there richard
    my name is phillip (right to the point)
    dont know you but what i see is that you are probably the only person that would take a chance like this oh by the way im from South africa.. idea but cant tel you over the net just that every body always jokes and says if every body in the world could just give me 1c i could be rich well (bull) never gonna happen but there is a thing called tv actually dstv & you own virgin records but a lot of people world wide have dstv if maybe curious let me know how we could talk or arange meeting that is if you ever coming to south africa if not interested to bad for me would make everything so much easier and i dont want my name to be as big as yours
    originalicecoldg@hotmail.com

  • Brenda Lowery
    February 19, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    My name is Brenda Lowery.
    I am setting up my own modelling agency for both men and women,5ft7 and under,sizes 6 and up and ages 18 upwards.
    I wa wondering if you knew of anyone that could help me with my website and knew of any clients that would be interested in working with me.
    I am unemployed at the moment but believe that modelling is not just for men and women of a certain height.In my opinion,anyone can model,regardless of their height.I just want people to realise this.This is why i am setting up my own modelling agency specifically for people 5ft7 and under.
    i would be obliged if you can help me in finishing my website as i am having a few problems adding forms and pictures etc.It could be as it is a free website.
    I will be applying for a government grant in april to help me to set up my business properly.
    I would be obliged if you could possibly get back to me regarding this.thanks
    Yours Sincerely
    Brenda Lowery
    Petitemodelsuk

  • Darrel Jackson
    March 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Richard, This mail is with reference to mobile phones.Here in England people are against mobile phone masts so instead of putting more up why can’t we invent a signal booster that you have at home.I live in Devon and the mobiles are a nightmare for everyone no signal. It could be a docking station that you place your phone into.All my family are on the virgin network but struggle at home to get a signal even if we want to text. Hope to receive a reply and possibly meeting with you.
    Kind Regards Darrel Jackson.

  • MANUEL MAGRO
    April 3, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Sir B,
    We need initiatives in South Africa to create work for the unemployed. We do have a high unemployment figure and it is not easy to address.
    One of these initiatives could be the driving of exothermic combustions with waste organic matter to create energy….electric power. “Clean Virgin power”. This will not only address unemployment BUT it will help to address the energy needs of a fast growing “power hungry” economy. It can also create a cleaner and more effective sewage
    usage!!
    Imagine the difference this can make to our complete system. All you need is to set up these exothermic power plants at the big city sewage works and wherever there are usable organic wastes……..
    See you soon…

  • Siyabonga Dlamini
    April 19, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Good day,
    I found your email addresses on the Internet (on Google)… as I was searching for “help”
    I’ve have prayed…. & the answer I got… was to DO THIS… send this e-mail…
    My name is Siyabonga Dlamini I live in Newtown, Johannesburg … I was born on 05 March 1981 in Soweto. I felt you are the person I can speak to, mail and seek help from…… I urgently need help maintaining the well being of my family… I’ve a little family… My woman is 27 years old this year and she (My QUEEN) gave birth to our first-born… KHANYA last year on 26th of October 2006… my BOY is 5 months old now… and I love him to bits… and he is the BIGGST reason I had to send this e-mail… as I want to build a super future for him… I can’t just let go…FIGHT… I’LL live… I am God’s child…
    I struggling financially and I’m @ my worst (lowest) period of my life… I tried everything possible and still I can’t make it… I’m struggling…
    Please help me… establish myself and grow…
    I KNOW… THAT I CAN MAKE IT… & I KNOW THAT I CAN STAND… “PLEASE HELP ME”…
    I trust you will respond back… and rescue me… (And the life of my boy KHANYA)
    May the greatest lord be with you always…
    Thank you….
    Regards,
    Siyabonga Dlamini
    0741237492

  • Don Gabriel
    June 3, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Dear Mr Branson:
    I heard your comments on a special investigative report by CNN called Out of Gas. I am led to believe you are serious about funding alternative type fuels. There seems to be a lot of hype about ethanol 85, but I truly believe this is a deadend source of fuel. Please take a look at http://www.insidegreentech.com/node/1205
    and you will see a much better alternative. At least we have an abundance of water all over the entire world.
    Sincerely,
    Don Gabriel

  • agio .m. aminah
    June 20, 2007 at 10:45 am

    man thank you for the good heart .last time you where in uganda you really helped our needy people and with such a heart i do pray that may god bless and reward you more

  • christopher`
    July 23, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Dear Richard,
    I want to open a factory for producing ethanol(Bio Disel).could you plz provide an guidance.
    Christopher
    Mobile:+967 733816219

  • jody morgan
    July 27, 2007 at 9:43 am

    hi their sir,my name is jody and im 19 years old i had an idea to help people with their finances i did try and submit my idea to a company called inventor-link but i read a few blogs and it doesnt look like they are ligit if you no of any one who can help me in anyway it would be most appreciated
    many thanks

  • Felipe Salvador L. Javillonar Jr.
    July 28, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Dear Mr.Branson,
    I have heard about you as a very supportive person.
    We made a discovery that you may be interested in.
    My friends had discovered how to save the sick earth as you have told on the youtube.
    By using a green technology and to simplify an oil refinery we can totally reduce the pollution and at the sametime,lessen the oil production costs. There is also so much more that it can do.
    We have proven this by experiments and it works. It’s really a breaktrough technology! Not even an ethanol or any boifuel technologies nowadays can match this!
    We need some support on how can we get this technology started, an advice or anything you could give us. We want to show this also to you actually.
    This technology really works. Please we need your support.
    Thank you for reading this message.

  • Arbindra Khatri
    July 28, 2007 at 5:17 am

    Dear Sir Richard Branson,
    I am 30 years old from NEPAL working in dubai since 1996 in hotel industry it’s been 11 years but could not find a success of life how ever i have read your book screw it let do it it inspired my and challenged me in life but some how it’s not moving the way i want i wanna to get out from dubai and do some out of this country some where in europe or america i tried to get jobs to but no reply.how ever could you give me guide lines or help me get out from here.
    Best Regards,
    Arbin Khatri

  • Kelly Fowler
    July 30, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Hello Mr. Branson,
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    Yes, plastics are a problem; what’s the Solution?
    Plastics are remarkable materials that are used in millions of single use applications for consumer, commercial, agricultural and industrial applications.
    The issues of the “wasteful use of diminishing resources” and, “plastic as an environmental pollutant” are well documented in hundreds of studies and articles. While “Reduce Reuse Recycle” programs will always be paramount in the greening of plastics, the fact is, most of the billions of pounds of plastics that are produced each year end up as garbage in a landfill. Adding to the negative legacy, plastic bags actually entomb and preserve the naturally biodegradable refuse that makes up more than 40% of all household garbage.
    For plastic products to achieve the ultimate status as a material in complete harmony with a naturally sustainable environment, the life cycle of plastic had to be reengineered to end its life cycle as a “totally degradable” material.
    Plastics are a problem, because they are bioinert. They persist for decades after use. Over time plastics will oxidize, fragment and disintegrate. It simply takes too long. The growing problem is compounded daily.
    Accumulating litter from consumer, commercial, agricultural and industrial sources causes a worldwide backlash against plastics. Regulatory approaches today tend to deal with the symptoms. They try to fix the problem once the plastic is already in the litter stream.
    It is our view and the view of many pre-eminent scientists that the long-term solution must deal with the problem at the source by encouraging the use of “controlled life-cycle materials”.
    Our brand delivers “controllable lifecycles” for commodity polyolefin and synthetic plastics.
    After use, this plastic is safely returned to the natural bio-cycle as ‘organic carbon’, ingested by micro-organisms. Our products accelerate the natural process by factors of 100 to 1,000 or more. This contributes to the fertility of compost, frees-up air space in landfills and protects against plastics in our environment.
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  • Selina
    July 31, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Good Evening to all the Branson family and I must say what a beautiful family you all are, We have two big girls aged 5 and 6 years Maddison and Chelsea. Do you remember when your children were that age? memeories to treasure aren’t they?
    Mummy is Selina and daddy is Vince we live on the gold coast, Australia.
    We are a hard working family with family values above all.
    Selina loves Princess Diana going back before the marriage of Charles and really believes her passion and power should be spread across the globe.I have had one very clear vision of what to do and for the past 10 mins focus all my energy into my note to your family, the Branson family. I don’t want to say to much for it is my vision
    to share only with your family.
    Please email us and we could meet, this could even be next year knowing how busy you all are.
    Have a fantastic night

  • michael Rooney
    August 5, 2007 at 6:17 am

    Dear Mr. Branson:
    I am one of many dedicated airline employees of Midwest Airlines in Milwaukee,WI and hoping you and Virgin America team would take a look at acquiring the worlds best airline and saving us from hostile takeover by airtran airlines and our demise.
    love to see you talk with Mr. Timothy Hokesuma soon and keeps us great far into the future.
    God Bless you and your team.
    future prosperity,
    michael

  • Siyabonga Dlamini
    August 13, 2007 at 11:53 am

    RE: Richard Branson
    Good day,
    I found your email addresses on the Internet (on Google)� as I was searching for “help‎
    I’ve have prayed…. & the answer I got… was to DO THIS… send this e-mail…
    My name is Siyabonga Dlamini I live in Newtown, Johannesburg … I was born on 05 March 1981 in Soweto. I felt you are the person I can speak to, mail and seek help fromâ€?â€? I urgently need help maintaining the well being of my familyâ€? I’ve a little familyâ€? My woman is 27 years old this year and she (My QUEEN) gave birth to our first-born… KHANYA last year on 26th of October 2006â€? my BOY is 5 months old nowâ€? and I love him to bits… and he is the BIGGST reason I had to send this e-mail… as I want to build a super future for him… I can’t just let go…FIGHTâ€? I’LL live… I am God’s child…
    I struggling financially and I’m @ my worst (lowest) period of my life� I tried everything possible and still I can’t make it� I’m struggling�
    Please help me� establish myself and grow�
    I KNOW… THAT I CAN MAKE IT… & I KNOW THAT I CAN STAND… “PLEASE HELP ME”…
    I trust you will respond back� and rescue me� (And the life of my boy KHANYA)
    May the greatest lord be with you always�
    Thank you�.
    Regards,
    Siyabonga Dlamini
    South Africa
    0741237492 / 0790288807

  • Margie Nieto
    September 2, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    I work for Walgreens a pharmacy company whose competitor is CVS in America. They do business like the out of business airlines did. How can a billion dollar business keep building new stores and not have enough pharmacists to work them? Over work on the part of pharmacists and employess. I work in a 24 hour store in Santa Maria, Calif. Please visit out store. You can make many positive changes in this field.

  • MICHAEL PEARCE
    September 5, 2007 at 12:30 am

    VIRGIN POWER – UNLIMITED ELECTRICITY, DIRECTLY FROM WATER!!!
    I believe I’ve figured out the solution to the HYDROGEN POWER PUZZLE…
    THE TIME IS NOW!!
    WE, MANKIND, HAVE THE NEED (as well as your planes)
    YOU’VE GOT THE RESOURCES…
    All the pieces are available, but no one’s put them together,YET.
    The “HDYDROGEN POWER PLANT” can be made large or small and
    even retrofit into existing COAL-BURNING and NUCLEAR power plants.
    UNLIMITED ELECTRICITY, DIRECTLY FROM WATER!!!
    INTERESTED? I HOPE SO!! Applications are …endless.

  • Nicolaas
    September 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Well there is a million people that wants to meet you with idees and so on.After Ive read your book losing my virginity my life is not the same,some times I Think I messed every thing up then I dont think so well Ive started my own company and almost bankruped also,As every one has a hereo like there dads and moms YOU and my DAD is mine and if there was one wish and that would be to meet you and tell my story of wat happend after I raed that book.
    Sincerly
    Nicolaas

  • Ryan Brock
    September 7, 2007 at 11:15 am

    I can’t understand for the life of me why some one as forward thinking as Sir Richard Branson would own and prosper from such a terrible entity as Vrigin Mobile. Really Mr Branson, your customer service is aborhent, and your network is fraught with roadblocks at every turn. I have never been so frustrated in my life. All I want is to make and recieve calls. Is that so much to ask? I’m not hear to beg for money, only to alert you to the horrific goings-on of your phone department and express my angst and annoyance.
    “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.”
    Henry Ford

  • Suzette English
    September 10, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Dear Mr Branson, I have tried many things, ways, and have put a lot of effort into the the upliftment of the historically disadvantaged people of this country. My heart goes out to them, as I was a historically disadvantaged white person. Y ou may think this is a bit far fetched, but the old era was very class concious, and because I came from a poor family, ( 7 sisters and 3 brothers), I was never going to be in the master race class. Now, at the age of 40 years, I finally have the time to leave all the house work and attend college.
    I am studying to become a platinum smith, and want to learn how to make the finest, and / or made to order, platinum jewelry in the world. With me in the class are at least 4 of the finest and most willing black students, who do not want to be CATEGORIZED into either casting, designing, polishing departments, but want to create their own pieces. This will unfortunately,not happen at the college. the reason I write to you, is for the sponsership of a separated division of the the college that can operate, where students can design, create and manufacture their own jewelry, from conception to counter,or, even order, so to speak. We are are speaking of a place with surveillance cameras, high security etc, to protect the the unfortunate person blamed of theft of precious metal. This will not happen at our concept factory, because everything done, will be on record, and no bulk stores are required, because of our proximaty to the precious metals refinery, about 10 minutes away. I would APPRECIATE any council or asistance from you, and believe me, there are a lot of students willing and eager to comply. Mr Branson, we would like to negotiate a small investment from you, where we are driven to deliver great returns through our love of creativity of on of the most rare metals in the world.
    Thankyou,
    Suzette.

  • P.D.Taylor
    September 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    tokyobioenergy@gmail.com
    trading in bio-fuels in the hope to cut air pollution made by fossile fuels. CO2 must be worked on in a much harder form. I am set in dedicating my life to the reduction of GHG via means of introducing SVO into the engines of power generation and machinery. Of course I need help, who doesn’t. This time we live in will see the changes of energy production turn.
    All I want is to build my empier, and keep it running for the future generations of Great Grand kids and longer.
    Once the show is up and running, it will be time to bring out the book of ideas and inventions gathered during those smoggy nights down the squat.
    Better myself by growing and rising the connections here are too far to write.
    So I stay, eyes closing at a flicker. Time to click on that red square with the white circle and line,.,.,.,.goodnight .,.,.,.,.,
    From a Place called Tokyo where the hours are ahead. But the education system behing , to a certain extent that is
    P.D.Taylor
    tokyoenergy(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Diana C. Roosth
    September 14, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Dear Mr. Branson,
    My name is diana roosth, and i have an idea i’de like to speak with you about. It is my understanding that you are interested in life changing ideas. I beleive that i have one. I am an inventor of sorts, a marine, a mother, a nurse, and a grandmother. I have walked several aspects of life, and have seen many things that qualify me to have this opinion.
    It is a non lethal passive device that will answer who, what, where, when, how instantly. It will give the authorities all the information that they would need to stop a crime in progress. It will save millions in the legal system. If you are interested in hearing more about what i have spoke with you about today, please feel free to contact me at the email adress i have left above. Thank you very much for your time, i know your a very busy man.
    Eagerly anticipating your response,
    Diana Roosth.
    281-992-0608 home
    832-868-7468 cell

  • Sybrand Swanepoel
    September 17, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Sir.
    I’ have an cellphone shop in Odendaalsrus (Freestate) South-Africa.
    I would like to write cellphone contracts for Virgin Mobile and to sell airtime.
    At the moment it can only be done at chain stores like CNA.
    Our nearest store is 20km away and i believ e i can be a help to potencial customers.
    Please give some advise
    Thankyou
    Sybrand Swanepoel

  • connie smith
    September 19, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Mr. Branson,
    I just want to commend you for all the good things that you do for everybody that really needs it. What you do is what God tells us to do for each other in the Bible and I believe that you will be rewarded with more than money alone. I tithe in church every Sunday because I feel that is what my God wants me to do and I am sure that the God is going through you to help people in need.
    May God Bless you and your family in your lifetime and my prayers are with you and your family always.

  • chantelle ashley mcfarlane
    September 20, 2007 at 10:22 am

    DEAR RICHARD BRANSON.
    Hi my name is Chantelle,
    I live in Zimbabwe.I was one of the millions who read your book “screw it lets do it”Very nice.I dont like reading myself but very interesting……
    I heard of you once or twice on sky news when you did the balloon trip just thought you were another rich american……..
    But the book said different.You genuinely do help and make quite an out the box change…certainly more then others do.
    There is a south african program on sabc called carte blanche maybe you could find out more from them about a man who helps with investigations on missing people. He seems to be Quite accurate though not ever good news.
    He some what uses a hair sample of the missing person.Perhaps this could help in the case of madeline.Please try make further inquiries………
    Take care………

  • Ramit
    September 26, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Hello sir,
    i am Ramit Singla from india and currently working in U.S based company FLUOR DANEL Pvt. LIMITED.I have done my engineering in mechanical stream and have recently joined this company.
    But i feel is that there’s less scope of rise in this company as compared to my effort.
    So i just want to ask you what should i do in future..are there any oppurtunities in Dubai so that i can excel more compared to this company.
    please reply,i just want to take your advice.

  • Adam Thomasen
    September 30, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    hello sir
    i am 16 and i am realy into planes and i want to become a pilot and i was writing to you to ask you is how do i go about it and what exams do i have to be good at to become a pilot and i mean a pilot what takes people on holidays not a pilot who has his own i would love it if you got back to me
    thankyou

  • Thomas Franklin
    October 3, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Sir Richard Branson,
    I was recently reading about Japan’s newest and fastest bullet train, which was recently launched on July 1,2007. I then wondered if it is possible to build a similar model from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. There are thousands of people who make that drive everyday and especially on the weekends and there is only one way to get there, which is the I-15. For majority of that trip there are old train tracks laid down on the side of the freeway thru nothing but desert. If you charge in between airfare and a bus ride it would be highly profitable. You are one of the few people who knows about transportation and have the finances to afford the N700. Please consider. Thank you

  • eugene d bennett
    October 10, 2007 at 4:32 am

    Dear Sir.
    i am a family of 10 and 5 sisters and 3 brothers i am #6 the oldest boy. i am very nerves about doing this and asking you .. but you take callanges alot. adn anything is possible to do . if you have what you need
    i live in a underground house just north of cincinnati,ohio.. yes there is small airport about 1 mile from me.. but my brothers and i we lived each day to make things and do things that others think not possible. like me but now both of my brothers almost died about 3 to 2 months ago . the youngest falled off a 30 feet house and broke his upper leg bond in three parts and less thena 2 months they now have to put in a other rod in his bone. and my brother between us was runned over by a truck and half of his body is broken bones as in leg and also arm in many places and recon on half on half of his face. but haves a bright and crazy ideas about motor bikes and also help me with my crazy car and big truck customs as in engines and trans.. they are my life and my hope… i am a disabled navy vetern and the navy really helped me alot. but with out the help from my brothers i am nothing. and things i am trying to make and do i can not . we make things with our bare hands and make things work.. we put engines in things that poeple say it is not possible. all i am asking if you can talk to us and maybe help make me adn my brothers dreams come true.. i will be honest with you 200% we do not know the limit of stopping.. if we get hurt or as so blood is spilling .. we go to e.r. and then go home and go back to work.. my self i should have been died about 14 times. and my two brothers about 5 or 6 times i remeber.. makeing things thats works and never been seen before is what we love to do.. and we are happy to do these things.. me andmy sec brother we both had brain surgries due to head trames.. so i am asking you to see if you can help us in a wonderful way .

  • Eileen O'Reilly
    October 15, 2007 at 11:20 am

    To Sir Richard Branson
    Dear Sir,
    I wonder if you have ever had a great idea but when you try to sell that idea, only a brick wall comes to meet you. I find myself in that kind of situation. Perhaps it is because I live in South Africa. Or because I do not posses a forceful enough character. Maybe I just haven’t spoken to the right people.
    It could be all or none of these things, but I am determined enough to write to you and tell you about it. Perhaps I can have your attention for a few of your valuable minutes while I explain.
    I am from England and I moved to South Africa over thirty years ago. I have worked hard all my life in a job that fed and clothed my children but luckily I can now do the things that I always wanted to do. I was a hairdresser but after being in that job for thirty -five years my neck became too sore. So I can’t do it anymore.
    So I decided to think of a few inventions and I have patented two of them. When the lawyers had done there best to encrypt one of my devices into legalese they said, ‘goodbye and go and make your millions!’ Easier said than done. I have spoken to people and made numerous phone calls, but I am still in the dark, when it comes to finding a buyer for my inventions.
    My husband John and I were watching a t v programme the other day called Carte Blanche and you were talking on it, about global warming. It stuck John that you, being an entrepreneur and someone who must have battled yourself to find a friendly ear. May be able to help us in some way, to move forward a step in the right direction.
    I have not limited myself to inventions. I had always wanted to write a book and since I finished work I have written three. Each week I send off one of my books (three chapters apiece) to literary agents and although they answer me with a ‘No, but good luck!’ I still have high hopes for them. This I can understand as all writers go through the same story but with inventions it is different. Nobody here seems to know how to go about selling inventions. I can’t stand in the middle of a shopping centre and give away my secrets. When I phone company’s they want to know what I have invented. Do I tell them all, or um and ar about them?
    I feel as if I am at a dead end, but I will not be defeated! I ask you for your help in some way. Time is marching but my ‘bright ideas’ are not! What can I do? You are well known for your visionary ideas. Perhaps you also were inspired once by someone, to act on your intuition. Your face on the t v inspired us to reach out to you for help. I am writing to you now because of my husband’s intuition.
    Thank you for your time sir.
    Yours sincerely
    Eileen Ann O’Reilly
    email oreeileen@gmail.com

  • ABSURA TWAHA MOHAMMED
    October 19, 2007 at 7:41 am

    RE:RICHARD BRANSON
    Dear sir,
    Am honoured to talk to you coz admire and respect u very much.wathing the rebel billionair was the first time that i got to know of you and i was impressed coz few to non can do those things.since then i have been interested to know more about you.i applaud you for the effot you are doing to conserve the enviroment considering you are a businessman and aiding the society.my main objective is to ask for assistance to pursue my dream since the future belong to the people who believe in the beauty of there dream.In my life i have always wanted to be a pilot coz i like planes and the difference they make in peoples life but due to te exorbitant cost i cant fly,thats why am writing to ask for your sponsership.any ad will greatly be appreciated.total cost in ksh is around 3.7m but if u can aid me upto CPL i wll appreciate coz for the instument i ca look for work and complete.Thanks fo reading

  • celmiro marques mandlate
    October 21, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    hi mr. Branson
    i am from the land of too much hope and prosperity, from Mozambique . i would like to bring to your attetion the oportunities that this vast country that is considered the next destination in africa, when it comes to tourism and transport, its one of the fastest growing economies in africa and a place i believe your business line would trieve. would like to hear from you and to be able to detail it to you what this country that is situated along the southern east coast of africa

  • Dhimiter Arkelaos
    October 22, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    hello sir Richard Branson I am an civil engineer who live in england and i come from Albania i come from capital city of Albania and i own 5000m2 land near by the cable car its very beautiful geographic position i live in this country and i want to cooperate and work with you to build the best building in this city with your name with it just try albania you will be surprised ,thanks sir Rich .all the best Dhimiter Arkelaos from Albania

  • Dhimiter Arkelaos
    October 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    dear sir rich i Dhimiter Arkelaos from Albania who lives in birmingham i own lots of land in the capital city of Albania and i want to be succesful building ltd in albania to do this can i borrow you 500.000GBP on intrest free ,can you help ?sorry for this and thanks

  • ABSURA TWAHA MOHAMMED
    October 25, 2007 at 5:51 am

    RE:RICHARD BRANSON.
    DEAR SIR,
    My names are Absura Twaha Mohammed.I am 24yrs and from Kenya.The first time that i saw you was in the rebel billionair.I was impressed and since then i have had a keen interest in knowing you,because few to non can do the thing that you do.I appreciate the good work that you are doing to make a difference in peoples lives
    and your contribution in research for the enviroment.since i have been young my life long dream was always to be a pilot because i admire planes due to the difference they make in peoples lives,but the exorbitnt fee is my only drawback of archieving my life long dream.I would kindly like to ask for your assistance since the whole course is around 3.7ksh.Any aid i will greatly
    appreciate
    yours sincerely
    Twaha mohammed

  • R.W.
    October 26, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Hello Richard,
    I’m not entirely sure you read this BLOG but if you do I’d like to say Congratulations on all of the successes you’ve enjoyed in all of your business ventures. It was also very inspiring to Read your book. Keep up the great work Richard!
    all the best
    R.W.

  • Miranda
    November 2, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    OMG. Look what I found! A Meet and Greet with Richard Branson and Elvis Costello”.How cool is this, I never thought I would ever have a chance like this. If you want a chance to bid on this visit this link. http://www.ebay.com/virginunite. There is this item up for grabs and many others. I think the auction page says that new items go up every week too.

  • Daanyal Khan
    November 3, 2007 at 6:09 am

    Dear Sir Richard Branson
    I really love Virgin Atlantic, and i would love to know how you managed to start everything up. I am 14 years old and i have wanted to become a pilot since i was 2. I have a Virtual Airline called Skytail and we make many youtube movies on it. I would really appreciate it if you could view this one movie please.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TSIPV2CzSs0
    Thank you!
    Yours Sincerely
    Daanyal

  • steven miller
    November 8, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    dear Sir Richard Branson
    i have had a very bad time with virgin media and wish to discuss with u what type of customer service u have at virgin media which is the worse i have ever seen and has upset me alot
    hope to here from u
    steven miller

  • Ali Abdallah Ali
    November 9, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Hello Sir R Branson
    Mine is to congratulate you on your achievements and contribution to the society.
    I am a 21 year old Kenyan currently studying Aeronautical Engineering in Russia on a scholarship. I have always believed working hard to get my dreams to come true.
    I have not been able to visit home since I set off for Russia almost 4 years ago. I know my parents cannot currently afford to meet my fare.
    Next summer however I need to join an aviation company for my internship. I would like to join a Kenya based airline so that I can get to get my internship training as well as be with my family for a little while. Your airline is now operating in Kenya and my request to you is to allow me to get my internship training through your airline. I will forever be grateful to you as I love and miss my family alot.
    I sincerely pray that you get to read this mail although it does seem to be an impossibility.
    Thank you anyway
    Ali Abdallah

  • David Higham
    November 10, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Hello Sir Richard.
    I’m a great fan of yours, followed all of your successes and I’m amongst the millions who think the lottery would have been better under your umbrella, but, I’ve been with NTL and then Virgin Media until this year, when in June I phoned to cancel having moved across to a competitor for my Broadband Internet.
    I recieved a bill for 3 months outstanding bills in August which I paid and then asked for the account to be closed, again!
    Last week, I recieved another bill and a default notice from Virgin. I have again, even though the service has not been used since July, agreed to pay the outstanding sum so that, hopefully, I can bring this recently disagreeable partnership to a close.
    If I recieve another bill after this, I will be seeking legal counsel and, because of the stress caused, will be asking for punitive damages from Virgin Media.
    Would you please address the difficulties customers are having when they decide to move on. I know it’s in Virgin’s best interests to keep customers, but is it not just as important that those customers are kept contented?
    Sorry to have to air my views in this way, but the way I’ve been treated by Virgin Media is nothing short of disgusting.
    A copy of this text has been saved, complete with the time and date it was sent, in case I have any further problems from this company.
    David Higham
    13 Tiverton Avenue
    Leicester
    LE4 6SE
    01162210781
    07743399261
    higham1961@btinternet.com

  • Samantha
    November 13, 2007 at 3:03 am

    I just want to say how dissappointed i am in the service of Virgin Mobile South Africa. I will never use virgin again and i will not recommend it to any of my friends or business partners. They are slow, never phone back when they say they will, never reply to any emails, and are just plain useless – just very, very disappointing. I really wish i had Richard Branson’s e-mail address so that i can e-mail all the correspondece that i have sent to Virgin Mobile South Africa over the past 2 months. It took them 4 weeks to deliver our phones and it wasn’t the couriers fault that it took so long, it took a week to port to our old number when we were told that it doesn’t take very long and now 1 of the phones is faulty and i am now battling with them again. If i never have to speak to a person from Virgin again i will be very happy.

  • Amos Suchak
    November 30, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Hello Richard, you are an amazing individual!
    My name is Amos Suchak, a Canadian by birth but now living in the USA. In 2004 I had an incredible idea when I was serving in the U.S. Navy on a Marine Base out in the Mojave Desert in California. I saw a row of solar panels near a gymnasium/fitness club. Immediately a “light” went off in my head I had an idea I had never heard or read about. What if every fitness club was powered by those who were expending their energy on the equipment inside, transfering the kinetic energy from human to machine to a generator for the club itself!?! Well, 2 years later I read in a Rolling Stone magazine issue that you were allready trying to do exactly what I had dreamt of in 2004. My jaw dropped to the floor, after reading this and I was impressed by your interest in this same way of thinking. I have some more ideas and I was wondering if I could share them with you and help change the planet?? What do I do next?
    Sincerely,Amos Suchak.

  • alan butler.DF
    December 5, 2007 at 8:12 am

    World first opportunity
    Hi, What you are about to become involved in is a world first event and a
    unique opportunity for your name or product to become internationally
    linked with this event. yes we are asking you for your patronage but what
    we are offering in return far
    out weighs what you put inWorld first opportunity
    Hi, What you are about to become involved in is a world first event and a
    unique opportunity for your name or product to become internationally
    linked with this event. yes we are asking you for your patronage but what
    we are offering in return far
    out weighs what you put in< and we are sure that you would be a perfect
    patron and sponsor.
    We at Trust Charities Funds are pleased to announce that we are in the
    process of gathering funds for the construction of a high speed sailing
    rescue ship to be used by Doctors without Borders the World Health
    Organization and the World Food Program.
    How would it benefit you as a sponsor?
    • Besides the obvious such as tax incentives, moral fulfillment and
    personal satisfaction the following benefits are available to you as a
    sponsor depending on what tier you wish or are able to sponsor.
    • Exposure and presence at an international media covered, world
    first event.
    • Your company branding on the ship.
    • Your company branding at international media covered launches of
    ships.
    • Your company branding on marketing and advertising materials.
    • Personal invitations to relevant closed VIP events where the rich
    and
    famous meet.
    • Unique Networking opportunities.
    • Continuous national and international media exposure. Your brand
    will be
    associated with world rescue and aid events, Green Branding.
    • And having preferred contractor status. We have not employed any
    contractors as yet.
    • And last but not least of all the very good chance of winning one
    of our
    fabulous prizes.
    This High speed sailing ship is unique in the following respects.
    • It is a very light construction and has a 3-phase diesel motor for
    electrical and freezing purposes; this engine is used for powering the
    ship at a fraction of the cost when it is necessary.
    • It has a hold that is accessible via a lift up ramp at the back
    of the
    ship that will hold 4-8 smaller spec build boats, uni-mogs and a spec
    built container medical operating theatre.
    • It has a capacity of 30 berths and can be modified to hold more
    people
    for the purposes of evacuation.
    • The ship has a 40 tones (freezable) cargo hold.
    • Due to the fact that it is a sailing ship the fuel costs are 10%
    of what
    the same sized diesel ship requires.
    • The ship is extremely fast sailing vessel because of its futuristic
    engineered design and shape.
    • The ship is spec fitted with all the latest technology for ease
    of use
    and also has computerized assist sailing via GPS.
    There is a very great need for this type of rescue vessel because of the
    following
    • The high and ever increasing cost of fuel.
    • The continued and increasing danger of supplying aid over land
    because
    of roaming gangs and travel bribes that have to be paid to these gangs.
    • The bad state of roads whereas the majority of refugee camps can be
    reached via river and river estuaries, (the rescue hover boats can also
    travel on land).
    This type of ship will also revolutionize the fishing and tourism industry
    for various reasons such as fuel saving and no docking facilities
    necessary.
    Picture of ship available on request
    YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN THIS AMAIZING PROJECT BY THE FOLLOWING ROUTES.
    DONATE ANY AMOUNT: EACH AMOUNT OF R20 WILL GET YOU AN ENTRANCE INTO THE
    PRIZE DRAWING OF 1 MILLION RANDS OR A MOTORCAR AND A MOTORBIKE OR A LUXURY
    HOLIDAY TO AN ISLAND PARADISE.
    CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS
    R500, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR The Following
    A) WILL NAME THE SHIP AFTER THE SPONSOR PLUS LOGO ON SHIP FRONT AND ON
    ALL SMALLER VESSELS
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING
    FUNCTION.
    ONE AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R400, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO ON SHIP FRONT AND ON
    ALL SMALLER VESSELS
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING
    FUNCTION.
    TWO AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R300, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP AND
    ON ALL SMALLER VESSELS
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING
    FUNCTION.
    TWO AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R200, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND
    PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    FOUR AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R100, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) (HALF SIZE) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
    MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND
    PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION
    FOUR AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R50, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP on access ramp
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND
    PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    TWENTY AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R10, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO ON SPECIFIED AND LIMITED MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    B) VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION. .
    R5, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO ON SPECIFIED AND LIMITED MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    B) VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    ANY DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. SHARE OPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
    All sponsorship will be given full sponsorship amount value draws into the
    prize giving ceremony
    Awards draw will be advertised in: South African National Newspapers,
    Popular Magazines such as YOU, DRUM, HUISGENOOT, PERSONALITY.FARMERS
    WEEKLY and international Newspapers. Plus radio 5, 702, Radio 2000 and
    other radio stations.
    MARKETING AND ADVERTISING NOTES:
    Advertising will be in all major newspapers and national magazines,
    posters, radio stations, churches, welfare and aid organizations, there
    will be extensive news media coverage at World Event launch and at awards
    function twice in one year. Advertising on Banners, T-shirts, umbrellas,
    flags, balloons and handouts. TCF presence by marketing at venues and all
    major malls and shopping centers and special events and a strong marketing
    presence will be introduced into churches and various religious and social
    organizations. Plus there will be unique marketing and advertising events
    and TCF sponsorships.
    There will be a continued presence of sponsor’s logo in news items and
    world coverage. Extremely good value for money.
    Besides funds being used for the building of the boats, funds will also be
    distributed to our ten trusts for the upliftment of all South Africans in
    need.
    &61548;Homes and orphan’s trust &61548;Childrens education trust
    &61548;National work trust &61548;National health trust &61548;The
    anti-crime education trust &61548;National animal trust &61548;Medical
    research trust &61548;Police subsidy trust fund &61548;National morality
    education trust
    &61548;The South African world trust. 100% of donations used between all
    of the above charities.
    I Alan L Butler.DF, all the trustees and the millions of refugees and aid
    organizations that will benefit from the use of these vessels, thank you
    in advance for you patronage and your philanthropy by your sponsorship
    into this project. Please think tank and see where you can help and how
    can your company get involved, as there are many contracts available.
    In any event any donation will be greatly appreciated.
    Yours Sincerely
    Alan L Butler.DF. (dip)PM.SAIMS
    Please deposit donation into the following bank account, and post copy of
    deposit details to PO BOX 1504, Milnerton Cape South Africa.7441 or email
    to alanlbutler@mweb.co.za or fax to 0027 0224923790
    OR FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 0787457561
    Banking Details: PRONEL services FNB 62063628055 Code:200510
    Trust Charities Funds
    Project Management By: A&G Enterprises cc
    Since 1986 Reg No: 471010511 CK86/20524/23
    1504 Milnerton, 7500 Cape RSA.
    0787457561 0733755720
    Incorporating and including
    &61548;Homes and orphan’s trust &61548;Childrens education trust
    &61548;National work trust &61548;National health trust &61548;The
    anti-crime education trust &61548;National animal trust &61548;Medical
    research trust
    &61548;Police subsidy trust fund &61548;National morality education
    trust &61548;The South African world trust
    Trustees: A&G Enterprises cc, Mibu Trust.((Financial) PROnel services, AL
    Butler.DF(dip)PM. ) Independent Auditors and Legal

  • Assan Ali
    December 10, 2007 at 8:08 am

    hiya sir richard im a young person i dont know much about business but what i do know is that i got an idea that would make millions but i need your help to make this dream a reality. i need to get in contact with you A.S.A.P it involves science and virjin tecknology please get in contact ma email adress is H_sexy_eyes@hotmail.co.uk

  • Patricia Hlungwani
    December 11, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Dear Mr. Richard Branson,
    I am an black african Tsonga speaking woman, born and brought up in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, Gauteng Region, South African.My name is Patricia s stated above.
    I have put together a community newspaper business concept.This would be a community communication vehicle, which will enable Alexandra community to communicate beyond their surburb and also present them with the events taking place around them. This would also help with job creation for the poverty stricken community.
    I invite you to join me in the impletation of the business by investing capital of about R3 million. The business has good growth pontential.
    I await your positive reply in good time and I wish you, your family and your staff members a happy festive season and all the best for the new year.
    Regards
    Patricia Hlungwani
    125-15th Avenue, Alexandra Township, Bergvlei, 2090
    PO Box 46248
    Orange Grove
    2119
    Tel: +27 11 485-2018
    Fax: 0866581415
    Cell: +27 11 0825382426
    Email: pathlungwa@webmail.co.za

  • pauline copson
    December 13, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    Dear Sir Richard.
    I am not going to ask you for anything more than i deserve.
    I will start at the beging.
    I have been with NTL for 4 years and then you took over the company so it is now Virgin Media i had no reason to go to another company as i was well happey with my services. The problem i have is that for the last 2-3 weeks i have phoned regarding my internet speed,i pay for up to 20 mg and only get 1 an a half mg and know one seems to know why,i have had 2 engineires at my house the second guy did not have a clue and left,i have spoked god know how many times to tec supportand no one rings bk like today i have waited all day for them to call me back and nothing.
    So i thought ok no one has a clue so lets write to the boss himself and see if he can sort it.It is very frustrating when you pay for something you do not get.So please if you read this can your sort my internet speed out for me please

  • Alan Butler.DF
    December 18, 2007 at 5:48 am

    Hi,
    This is the chance you have been waiting for, the chance to be blessed as a giver.” It is more blessed to give than to receive.” By giving to TCF you are placing yourself in the unique position to receive, personal satisfaction in knowing that your donations are being used for the upliftment of the needy, feeding the poor and rescuing those in danger of certain death.
    We at Trust Charities Funds are pleased to announce that we are in the process of gathering funds for the construction of a world first high speed sailing 25 meter rescue ship to be used by Doctors without Borders the World Health Organization and the World Food Program.
    How would it benefit you as a sponsor?
    • Besides the obvious such as tax incentives, moral fulfillment and personal satisfaction the following benefits are available to you as a sponsor depending on what tier you wish or are able to sponsor.
    • Exposure and presence at an international media covered, world first event.
    • Your company branding on the ship.
    • Your company branding at international media covered launches of ships.
    • Your company branding on marketing and advertising materials.
    • Personal invitations to relevant closed VIP events where the rich and famous meet.
    • Unique Networking opportunities.
    • Continuous national and international media exposure. Your brand will be associated with world rescue and aid events, Green Branding.
    • And having Preferred contractor status. We have not employed any contractors as yet.
    • And last but not least of all the very good chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes.
    This High speed sailing ship is unique in the following respects.
    • It is a very light construction and has a 3-phase diesel motor for electrical and freezing purposes; this engine is used for powering the ship at a fraction of the cost when it is necessary.
    • It has a hold that is accessible via a lift up ramp at the back of the ship that will hold 4-8 smaller spec build boats, uni-mogs and a spec built container medical operating theatre.
    • It has a capacity of 30 berths and can be modified to hold more people for the purposes of evacuation.
    • The ship has a 40 tones (freezable) cargo hold.
    • Due to the fact that it is a sailing ship the fuel costs are 10% of what the same sized diesel ship requires.
    • The ship is extremely fast sailing vessel because of its futuristic engineered design and shape.
    • The ship is spec fitted with all the latest technology for ease of use and also has computerized assist sailing via GPS.
    There is a very great need for this type of rescue vessel because of the following
    • The high and ever increasing cost of fuel.
    • The continued and increasing danger of supplying aid over land because of roaming gangs and travel bribes that have to be paid to these gangs.
    • The bad state of roads whereas the majority of refugee camps can be reached via river and river estuaries, (the rescue hover boats can also travel on land).
    This type of ship will also revolutionize the fishing and tourism industry for various reasons such as fuel saving and no docking facilities necessary.
    YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN THIS AMAIZING PROJECT BY THE FOLLOWING ROUTES.
    PLEASE DONATE ANY AMOUNT: EACH AMOUNT OF R20 WILL GET YOU AN ENTRANCE INTO THE PRIZE DRAWING OF 1 MILLION RANDS OR A MOTORCAR AND A MOTORBIKE OR A LUXURY HOLIDAY TO AN ISLAND PARADISE.
    CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS R500, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING;
    A) WILL NAME THE SHIP AFTER THE SPONSOR PLUS LOGO ON SHIP FRONT AND ON ALL SMALLER VESSELS
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION. ONE AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R400, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO ON SHIP FRONT AND ON ALL SMALLER VESSELS
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION. TWO AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R300, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP AND ON ALL SMALLER VESSELS B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) BANNERS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION. TWO AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R200, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    FOUR AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R100, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) (HALF SIZE) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION
    FOUR AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R50, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING: A) LOGO AT BACK OF SHIP on access ramp
    B) LOGO ON ALL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    C) ADVERTISING BOARDS AND VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    TWENTY AVAILABLE PER SHIP
    R10, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO ON SPECIFIED AND LIMITED MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    B) VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION. .
    R5, 000 WILL GET THE SPONSOR THE FOLLOWING:
    A) LOGO ON SPECIFIED AND LIMITED MARKETING AND ADVERTISING MATERIALS
    B) VIP STATUS AT WORLD EVENT SHIP LUANCHING AND PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION.
    ANY DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
    All sponsorship will be given full sponsorship amount value draws into the prize giving ceremony
    Awards draw will be advertised in: South African National Newspapers, Popular Magazines such as YOU, DRUM, HUISGENOOT, PERSONALITY.FARMERS WEEKLY and international BRITISH EXPRESS. Plus radio 5, 702, Radio 2000 and other radio stations.
    MARKETING AND ADVERTISING NOTES:
    Advertising will be in all major newspapers and national magazines, posters, radio stations, churches, welfare and aid organizations, there will be extensive news media coverage at World Event launch and at awards function twice in one year. Advertising on Banners, T-shirts, umbrellas, flags, balloons and handouts. TCF presence by marketing at venues and all major malls and shopping centers and special events and a strong marketing presence will be introduced into churches and various religious and social organizations. Plus there will be unique marketing and advertising events and TCF sponsorships.
    There will be a continued presence of sponsor’s logo in news items and world coverage. This is extremely good value for money.
    Besides funds being used for the building of the boats, funds will also be distributed to our ten trusts for the upliftment of all South Africans in need.
    Homes and orphan’s trust Childrens education trust National work trust National health trust The anti-crime education trust National animal trust Medical research trust Police subsidy trust fund National morality education trust
    The South African world trust. 100% of donations used between all of the above charities.
    I Alan L Butler.DF, all the trustees and the millions of refugees and aid organizations that will benefit from the use of these vessels, thank you in advance for you patronage and your philanthropy by your sponsorship into this project. Please think tank and see where you can help and how can your company get involved, as there are many contracts available.
    In any event any donation will be greatly appreciated.
    Yours Sincerely
    Alan L Butler.DF. (dip)PM.SAIMS
    Please deposit donation into the following bank account, and post copy of deposit details to PO BOX 1504, Milnerton Cape South Africa.7441 or email to Vickyo@worldonline.co.za or fax to 0027 0224923790
    OR FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 0787457561
    Banking Details: PROnel services: FNB 62063628055 Code:200510
    Trust Charities Funds
    Project Management By: A&G Enterprises cc
    Since 1986 Reg No: 471010511 CK86/20524/23
    1504 Milnerton, 7500 Cape RSA.
    0787457561 0733755720
    Incorporating and including
    Homes and orphan’s trust Childrens education trust National work trust National health trust The anti-crime education trust National animal trust Medical research trust
    Police subsidy trust fund National morality education trust The South African world trust
    Trustees: A&G Enterprises cc, Mibu Trust.((Financial) PROnel services, AL Butler.DF(dip)PM. ) Independent Auditors and Legal

  • Scott Allen
    January 4, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Dear Mr. Branson,
    I am a 37 year old United States Marine and my 13 years of service in the USMC are coming to an unexpected end. I am very concerned that I will not find another career that will mean as much to me as being a Marine has, but I am hoping that proves to be untrue. My only motivation now is to find myself a career which challenges me, excites me and drives me to discover even more of myself than ever before. I hope to find a career which removes the stress of financial burdens, so for once in my life I can truly enjoy what “living life” truly means. I have tremendous potential and loyalty like you’ve never seen. I possess a desire to succeed like never before and I am extremely motivated to meet, and accept any challenging opportunity that comes my way. I respectfully ask you sir for the opportunity to work for you in any capacity you see fit. The end result, having an esteemed position some where in your many successful companies. I will not let you down sir and all I am asking for is the chance to prove it.
    Very Respectfully,
    Scott Allen

  • Scott Allen
    January 4, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Please add my email to my previous post, I thought it would be listed. ssgtallen@verizon.net, thank you.

  • Val Hadley
    January 17, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Hi – how about some chairty at home. I am trying to raise a mere £370 per student, for 8 students to attend a youth leadership award program – here in the UK. I have called the Virgin office in London – no money for youth – I have called Virgin Atlantic – no money for youths. Why not? This is right in your back yard – a little community spirit would go a long way…

  • Harry Kouskos
    January 23, 2008 at 5:41 am

    GOOD DAY, I AM TRYING TO LOCATE THE DISTRIBUTOR OF EcoSafe ® Biodegradable Compost Bags IN SOUTH AFRICA. I READ ABOUT THEM ON THIS SITE AND I CANNOT SEEM TO FIND ANY CONTACT FOR SOUTH AFRICA. I HAVE TRIED GOOGLING IT, BUT TO NO AVAIL TOO. THANK YOU.

  • Cathy van Rooyen
    January 30, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Good day Sir Richard
    I stay in South Africa and I know that you have helped a lot of people in the past but I want to know if the problem we experience in South Africa, if that will be a challenge for you to assist us in this problem? We currently experience electricity problems and no solution has been found. Can you please help us?
    Cathy

  • JJB
    February 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Sir Richard Brandson
    Virgin Management Limited
    120 Campden Hill Road
    London
    W8 7AR
    05/02/2008
    RE: Northern Rock
    Dear Sir Richard,
    I have thought up a way to save you £25,000,000,000 (TWENTY FIVE BILLION POUNDS) plus thousands of hours of your time.
    Can you think what it might be? Thats right – PASS on Northern Rock!
    Best Regards,
    JB.

  • cpf elizabeth lumapas
    February 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Dear sir richard
    I am Capt Elizabeth Lumapas Cavalry Reserve Philippine Army a former trainor of Probatiomary Officer Training Course Cl 11 of the Phil. Army. I had watch your program in TV entitled Rebel Billionaire and i enjoyed watching it and i appreciate you of your brave and courageous heart since then i idolized you so much. I am one of the member of Senator Gringo Honasan group called The Philippine Guardians Brotherhood inc and my position is the Supreme God Mother. Iwas challenge to send you a message to greet you that i admire you so much not only an amiable handsome gentleman but a brave and courageous person you are one in a million Sir. I keep on praying to god that he may always guide you whatever you do I do believe Jesus Christ cares and love you and you owe your life from him everthing you posses sir the fame glory riches you must have to thank god always.
    Senator Gringo Honasan was also called a Rebel because he believes what he is fighting for is for the good of his country and for his countrymen thats why i join his group as the Supreme God Mother one of the highest position in the group. Like you Sir you like the word rebel it was a question in my mind why you choose to be called the Rebel BILLIONAIRE as what i learn the word rebel means the enemy of rhe state. what Sen Honasan did in so many coup attemps i still believe it contributed a lot in what had to be change within the govt Sen Honasan was misinterpreted as the most dangerous enemy of the state because he had only shown his bravery in fighting to the oppressors to save the poor and oppressed one Sen Honasan is a Kind hearted person like you Sir thats why so many people voted him during election thats why he again won as our Senator
    Sir thats why i became as one of your avid fan and now your my idol and my hero And I had love you of having a brave heart like me .I send you my picture wearind a military uniform hope youll like it Sir
    I pray for more blessigs to come unto you god be with you always sir.
    Good bye Sir . Very Respectfully yours

  • Ntendeleni Arnold Lukoto
    February 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Dear Sir Branson
    I am an engineer by profession. About 4 years ago while still studying at the University of Johannesburg, I had an idea of making African school schools self sustainable.
    Unfotunately I couldn’t get assistant to kickstart the project then. I have kept the documents intact. When I had a specific request from one school in Kwazulu Natal to look for school developers for them I was ver touched and so far I had one positive response for media development from top South African company.
    The school in question lacks infrastructure and teachers.
    I do pray that you do get this comments as I do believe that school’s self sustainability will improve lives of all South Africans.
    Kind Regards
    Arnold

  • Darren Everitt
    March 17, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Dear mr Branson
    i am wondering if you and your virgin companys are willing to donate money to run a new up and coming successful football club. We are based in kent and would like to compete with the only kent league side called gillnigham football club. We are called Rainham Wanderers and with your help we can successfully bring top class football back into kent and specifically medway.
    Please return
    thanks
    D.Everitt

  • Gavin Kruger
    April 4, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Dear Richard,
    I have a company called Mobile Wheels & Sound opperating in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are a small company dealing directly within the insurance companies and private work. The company has been operating for +- 3 years and unfortunatley someone cooked the books and stole the money we had in the company. Would this be something you would consider looking into. We have tried many years to make it in this world today and always seems there are opsticles in the way. My last business we had was great although my partner ran away and we lost our house. This current company has potential and a vast groth potential. I would kindly appreciate it if you would consider looking at the financials and then consider the way forward if any.
    Kind Regards,
    Gavin
    mobiletyres@iburst.co.za

  • Jerry Lyon
    April 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Richard: After reading the other letters that were posted I began to wonder if a person like yourself has time to deal with all these requests. I have been working on a project for several years now trying to put together an events planning project, I was recently running my own landscaping business and ended up injurying myself, and can no longer do or keep up with type of labor, hence a career change. This project will include design services, and a small retail business as well as offering a free service to the grade schools for field trips to learn about plant life, art and design, there will be a green house and gardens for the students to observe in. I would like to purchase an adjacent acre for parking, and build a new barn to hold the events and classes in, also operating capital. I’m looking at 200k to 300k to finish the project. however I would love to get any donation I could at this time, my funds are running out rather quickly and I need to start making this new venture start making an income. My city of Billings MT is in dier need of places like this and it will also help improve the neighborhood greatly. please help if you can, Thankyou, Jerry Lyon #406-860-3291

  • michelle
    April 24, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    hi mr brason
    ive just started a buisness from home
    forever products that are very natural from the aloe vira plant the aloe drinks are very benoficial to every body children alduts young and old also every day skin products
    for every day things like bites stings etc eczma also aloe tooth gel and soap and deodrant ive just started and i would like in the future to be financily stable for me and my kids please can you help point me in the right direction with my buisness i would be most grateful if you could thank you michelle

  • Mohemed
    May 3, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Hello Mr. Branson,
    My name is Matthew Nissen and Mohamed Mahmoud we are local producers in the New Jersey area. We personally have worked with groups from Philidephia exclusively to New Jersey. WE LOVE MUSIC and we can produce any kind of genre but the thing is that we haven’t got the connections that it takes to make it without the kind of connections that help succeed in the music buisness. I recently watched a “documentary” on Richard Branson and I despartely need to know HOW DID YOU DO IT? I know it seems like a joke and this whole comment is a little awkward but the thing is that i’ve beeen working for awhile in the music buisness and it’s not working out the way I have hoped. I have went to college for and every type of houdschool that one can think of for this kind of mangement buisness or producing exclusive but whatever I do I always hit a dead end. You are a genius in our eyes and I would do anything to know, just a little, what the secret is to your success. I know it seems alittle self centered and I know you have many things to do and take care of but this my last straw of hope and any inclination of help would be a Godsend! I’m sorry for putting this on your blog or anybody else’s blog but I am desperate and I need help just starting my “buisness” off
    Yours Truly,
    Matt Nissen & Mohamed Mahmoud

  • jonathan pardy
    May 9, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Hey Man i’m fromnewfoundland and imin class now working on a english assignment on you

  • zipprah wachana
    May 17, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Dear mr Branson
    i am a kenyan lady aged 30 years and currently working in the hotel industry but on part-time basis.
    I did went to school earned a secondary school certificate but did not manage to go to university.
    Fortunate enough i joined a private college in kenya, passed and have a certificate in hotel and catering management and still pursuing diploma but on high tides coz i struggle to pay for it.
    I was amazed when i watched you on KTN kenyan television in the year 2oo7.
    the way you started in life is what has been my ambition and i would simply request for you to grant me a chance to work for you at home as adomestic cook or even clean your feet so that i may earn more that what i have been getting from my part-time which has been 140 dolars in a month.
    i can not say that i have the much experience that most of the company and other organisation need from a person but i have the passion and desire to work so long as i am alive and healthy i will live to show the world one day too that not only professionals can move the economy and the world but too the poor and ambitious people like you and me can do that.
    my number is +254722164613 and my email is already with you as you read my message.Please help me get any job in your company may it be kenya or any other country that you are in business with.thak you and my best wishes in your success and my regards too.

  • Scott Allen
    May 26, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I seriously doubt this will ever reach you Sir Richard, but the temptation was too great to resist.
    Sir Richard,
    I am a 38 year old unemployed, former U.S. Marine with a wife and 2 wonderful kids. I was separated from the USMC on May 5, 2008 for injuries I sustained during my 13 year career. I now find myself without options and a broken body which no longer serves me well. I receive no benefits other than the 6 months of EDD Insurance the state provides for unemployment benefits. I am tired, my body hurts, and the best parts of me have been left in god forsaken countries I care not to remember. All I want is for my family to experience life without concern for money. We have about $550,000 debt, to include our mortgage. It would be great to be debt free, have money in the bank, and enjoy the rest of my days loving my wife. I also need to make up for all the lost time I have had with my kids. If you wake up one day feeling generous please remember this former Marine and this letter I wrote to you.
    Very Respectfully,
    Scott E Allen
    Staff Sergeant / USMC
    May 95 – May 08
    29747 Cool Meadow Dr.
    Menifee, CA. 92584

  • Mike Simmons
    June 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Virgin Offshore Drilling, Ltd.
    How about your own flagship offshore drilling rig/fleet? Use it to influence the industry from the inside.
    Money is just there to make things happen… Think Big….It’s Free !
    For a fleet starter:
    I can offer 50% participation on existing shipyard slot firm option to build semisubmersible drilling rig with delivery 2011 from major Far East shipyard.
    Highly experienced, world-class, publicly-listed operations team in place with multiple orders, in the billions, already delivered.
    Build cost: USD 640 million Equity required for 50% is USD 100 million (maybe less, depending on eventual financing). First 50%, including same amount of equity, is in place, firm, from operations company.
    If you’re scared, just say you’re scared. 🙂
    Mike Simmons
    offshoreoil@yahoo.com

  • Mike Hutchinson
    June 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I have a patent 7234419 on a new style of applicator brush which allows you to use natural oils and reppellants on our furred pets. No more poisons. It is quick and easy to use with no mess because it put the oils on the skin not the fur. I have some brushes made from a company but need help getting them to market. I am very excited about this product because it gives you a choice not to use poisons. Please I need your expertice. Mike Hutchinson

  • Mrs Leigh Johnson
    June 16, 2008 at 8:10 am

    I would like to ask Sir Richard Branson What it like to be riches and not to have to worry about money.
    It would be nice to have that

  • Bill O
    July 7, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Why dont you adleast leave a response to the people who attempt to contact you.
    I own a Executive Protection agency . I provide people like you protection. We also provide other services. Criminal, Civil investigations, security cameras and a few more things,
    My team is one of the best.So contact us if you need anything.
    Bill/ A.A.S.& PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
    FRANKTOWN,CO

  • NoMoreCruelty
    August 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Good Lord, people – get off your rumps and work for a living instead of spending your time begging for this or that.
    Obviously, you can afford internet service – if you are in that dire of need, cancel your internet service. That will give you an extra 20 dollars a month right there.
    Lazy peeps suck.

  • Nancy Melsheimer
    September 22, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Good evening Sir Richard – I want to say what nice articles I have read about you and your accomplishments. I wish someday to go to England to see an Uncle and his family or maybe even meet you someday but not the way my life is going.
    I am from the 50’s-60’s generation (no I am not a hippy)Many people ask for handouts from you but I am not asking for that. However, I am trying to obtain a loan of an amount of $8,000 plus interest and willing to pay back every cent within 24 months. I have tried all different places for help with no luck. Why am I asking you, well to make a long story short, I am a mother who tried to help out family members and was financialy raped and ended up having to file bankruptcy and ruin the best credit I had for several years. I am a divorced mom & I helped my step-children by signing a $25,000 loan (against my better judgement & comments from friends not to do it)for their home and never in my days did I think they would take advantage of me. It is a very long story with many issues involved including the way they were raising my step-grandchildren and how they were spending their money while mine was paying the bills. Well, they lost the house by not paying the bills because I would or should I say could not give them any more money. Being in my late 50’s I truly thought me helping them would brighten there life and make things easier but I guess I learned a very hard lesson going into my Golden Years… I do not know if you would ever read this email but I would sure like to know if you do or not. Even if you can not help me in any way, I would like to know where or who I could get to help me get this loan so I may have my sanity back and financial worries put to rest before I am put to rest.
    I am a hard working honest woman, have a good job for over 13yrs, and can afford to pay back my debt but just tired of living with high interest payday loans to keep my life going. If nothing else I fancy the idea of writing a book for other parents to be very careful about signing any kind of financial papers be it children or step-children as it can ruin and destroy your life.
    Thank you for reading this and maybe even consider my request. God Bless. Signed, a mother who should have know better but my heart was trying to be in the right place.

  • fraser
    September 29, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Hey MR Branson.
    I heard you were an Oxford United fan. If this is true the club is in serious financial trouble. This may just be a rumour but i heard you were interested in buying the club. If this is true PLEASE BUY OUR CLUB!!!

  • Aloama Brighton
    October 11, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Sir. Richard Branson,
    People easily ask for money or opportunities. Very seldom do they ask for skills or talents. Is it because they realize that it will be expected of them to make their own money or to create their own opportunities once they acquire skills or discover a hidden talent? Why is it so difficult for people to accept responsibility for creating their own fortune and success? Could it be because they simply lack hope and faith? Do they lack motivation and inspiration?
    Surely you know the saying: “Teach a man how to catch fish and he will have food to eat for the rest of his life.”
    I believe that when you give people hope by inspiring them that they will find faith in their own ability and the motivation in the challenge itself to learn how to catch fish without anyone having to teach them how to do so.
    You inspire simply by not being afraid to try. You encourage by participating and demonstrating inner strength and bravery. I wish to do the same for all forgotten poor and helpless women and children of this world.
    Challenge me to a worthwhile task? Dare to push me beyond my limits? Use me as a guinea pig to test the human spirit? Allow me as a woman who once had to fight to hold onto hope herself to inspire others by proving that the impossible is possible? Document it if you wish. Some only need a challenge… YOU know what I mean.
    Keep the wind beneath your wings!
    Aloama Brighton
    South Africa

  • Mr Abruzzi Martin.
    October 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Hello,
    We are a registered financial firm which grants loans to all individuals. We give
    out loans ranging from Home loans Auto Loans Car loans Mortgage loans Business
    Loans International Loans Personal Loans.CONTACT US TODAY AT:
    Abruzziloan_consultant@live.com
    We give out loans at 3% interest rate. The loan is opened to all no matter the
    Nationality.
    Bellow are the Details required so that we can start with the processing of your loan
    (Loan Terms and Condition)
    Name:
    Address:
    Amount Required:
    Duration:
    Purpose:
    Applicant Place of work:
    Note That Applicant should be Minimum Age of 18years Old.
    Best Regards,
    Mr Abruzzi Martin.

  • Steven Pascale
    November 23, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Dear Mr.Branson,
    I’m writing a Movie About the Life Of my best friend Luca Bigongiari,(he died six years ago)”The Last Playboy Of Florence Italy”,His story is vey interesting, i made a book too; now for the Movie i need a little Help !I thought you might be interested in producing this Movie ! It would be also a very good Idea, to come to Florence; a great city, in Italy !

  • Dastan N. Tugelbayev
    January 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Dear Mr.Richard Branson,
    Please, write me to my e-mail address,
    I have Informations to you.
    Thanks,
    DTugelbaev@gmail.com
    Best regards,
    Dastan Tugelbayev

  • david haggard
    January 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I am a disabled scubadiver and we would like to visit your island. david haggard (B-0578)

  • Dr. G. Rademeyer
    February 23, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Sir Richard,
    I am amazed at the number of requests for funds, donations, skewy ideas en downright tripe that is passed on to you, perhaps not.
    However, I am not asking for money or anything.
    I have an idea, most definately, that will make you billions. I am now old and not interested in making money. All I want to see is that my idea is used, properly. It is up to you whether you are interested, or not.
    Kindest regards,
    Dr. Garth Rademeyer PhD

  • Herman Mitchell
    March 11, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I am inventor with a new technology that reduces the loading effect of a vehicle by a minimum of 80% allowing for significant fuel economy improvement. Obviously this level of reduced loading will allow the transition from internal combustion to full electric vehicle operation. This technology is also applicable to electrical power generation and can change a wind farm output by a factor of 10 because of the reduced power input requirement to operate the generation equipment. I own a small company with a great product and need help to launch the technology or get this technology into the hands of a company that has the capability to make it happen. Getting this technology introduced will serve to elevate our country out of the economic crisis, reduce the cost of doing business, reduce pollution, slow down or stop Global Warming and reduce the overall cost of living for all of us. I am open to suggestions and look forward to discussion that will make this happen.

  • PT Barnum
    March 25, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Dear Mr. Branson,
    My name is Herman ‘PT Barnum’ Mitchell and I am a perpetual liar and a fraud. Please give me some money and I will save the world!
    Thank you, Herm

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/EMybDhllvvHvYIcyDaQUU.pGlrZJ5fxJ#bfdb1
    April 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Dear Sir Richard
    Congratulations on all the good things from Virgin, but you should really be back in the UK keeping your eye on the Media division. Apersonal E-mail was sent out in your name about the wonderful V-Stuff service. It does not work and old long established customers cannot log onto the service. It is bad enough that the mail went out before the service was working, but the insult is compounded by all the high level of advertising it is receiving.
    I have mailed Customer services, talked to a rep on 150, yet it still does not work and the people manning the 150 number fail to ring back. You have lost control of the ball. Get back to the UK and kick some butt.
    Regards
    Eddie

  • Roger Hobeika
    June 1, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Dear Sir Richard,
    i wonder when are you coming in to Dubai with the Virgin actice heatlh club? i want to be a part of it.
    thanks,
    Roger Hobeika

  • Tanae Walters
    August 18, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    HI Richard Branson,
    I truely admire your spirit and how you handle your business venture and customers. You are a true businessman who desires all the praises. I would like to see you run for the Prime minister of England i know you will do a much better job thank the a lot of the government officials there.
    I am currently living in Turks and Caicos which is a British Colony. It was currently yake back over by the british government. I think you should write the government and ask to run the country for the next 2 years that britain will be here. with that being said i would also like for you to open up the direct flight from london on your Virgin Airways.
    I would like for you to come and visit the island in October or come for my Birthday November 16th 2009 so i may meet you. I have a lot to talk to you about.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Please send me and email.
    Tanae

  • Ahmad
    November 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Dear Richard
    Im a teacher in Iran.Ihave two child and after 20 years teaching I dont have house, car and the most elementaries things to provide a comfortable life for my children .please help me .
    Thank you verymuch
    Ahmad

  • Fernando Rosa
    December 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Greetings Mr Branson,
    I am not here to ask anything for myself but your attention to a project I have, in Brazil, regarding Biodiesel. This project is very important to the local economy, to ourselves (creators of the project), to the local workers and to the World’s Environment (Global Warming Project). It is a very profitable and social project and all that is missing is a good and interested investor. In our project, we studied and developed, for the past 7 years, a hybrid seed of sunflower that produces 4 times more than any other. It’s a 10 million dollars project and we have all ready to start, produce and transform. As you can imagine, we spend a lot during these past 7 years and we want to start producing right away. In this region of Brazil, we can produce 4 times a year (70 days per production).
    For more information it will be my pleasure to pass on everything to you about it.
    We also are available to talk about Carbon Credits!
    Sorry if I don’t say more in here about it but “secrecy is the soul of business”…
    Best regards
    Fernando Rosa
    + 55 83 87095539
    pegasus.flyer@gmail.com

  • buzz bay
    January 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Mr Branson,
    I know your life is filled with new experiences, life and enjoying all that you have accomplised I applaude you for being a great inspiration to others. Here in Indiana in the United States is a program I founded called Teen Link. The program helps teens that are dealing with self image issues, teens at risk. I traveled briefly with Richard Cohen who wrote the book Strong at the Broken Places I was featured in the book Chapter 3 due to my battle with cancer and how I refused to give up. The family, teens and the community need me. I could not give up. So I fought back and still here eventhough being told I had 6 months to live that was in 2000. I saw in my travels I always gravtated to the teens as their message is loud and clear now one gives a dam about us. Story after story across our country I heard the same. Back home I thought how could I help the teens? Learning statistics from various agencies I was shocked to see Teen Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death in Indiana. Our little county is the 2nd leading county with teen pregnanacies. The programs put in place here are antiquated to say the least and not affecting teens today I need a sponser, investor for this program Iam in search of 100,000.00 to have a full time director, bring in top speakers, top programs that teens can relate to and education to the schools to help prevent some the the tragedies that are happening here. Our schools here are faced with cut backs from the state, major cut backs were teachers are losing their jobs. Even though they tell us it does not affect the teens I know otherwise it does. Iam only one persone that is trying to make a difference for the teens. Please I could use your help as I will keep trying to do what I can with what I have. Please think of us here in Indiana.
    Thank you
    Buzz Bay
    Teen Link
    PO Box 1048
    Franklin IN 46131

  • R.Rusk
    January 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Mr. Branson,
    I know this is a long shot, but what the heck. I am a strong Christian lady, so am praying that this does find its way to you. I work at a good job, but still struggle to make ends meet. I am 55, and divorced. But my request isnt for me. My sister , who is close to my age, has a husband dying of lung disease, and they are surviving on disbilibity, or barely surviving. They desperatly need some form of transportion. I have tried to figure out a way to get them some sort of car, used or whatever, but to be frank, I do good to keep my car going. They have no transportation to get to doctor, or anything. So if you could find it in your heart to get her a car, even a good used car, so he can get to doctor, (we live in town with no public transportation), that would be great. I would like to see her go take some classes, or do something for herself. Since she will be living with me, after he passes, I would like for her to be able to at least partially support herself, dont get me wrong, I dont have problem helping her, but if she could make a little money of her own, that would help her self esteem, which is already low. I have had to completely depend on others for survival before, and that isnt good. Well, thanks, you can contact me at my email address
    R. Rusk

  • Rohan Bahl
    February 2, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Sir Richard Branson,
    Kind regards,
    I am Rohan Bahl from New Delhi, India and have been working with KPMG India for the past 2 years.
    I had bought your book – Losing my Virginity long time back but found the time to go through it only recently. I am an avid reader of science fiction and history, but nothing ever has been more interesting than reading your memoirs about your life. Truly splendid!!!!
    I am amazed at the amount of work, ventures etc. taken up by you in your life time and i wish many many more to come. Over that your philanthropic activities. aaaahhhhh!!! I am yet to figure out that how could someone do so much in 1 life.
    I am planning to come to South Africa next year for a vacation and would visit your game reserve there for sure. It is all that i have been thinking about. Your work for Africa is truly splendid. Kudos!!!!
    And i really wish that you had come to the university of delhi, when i was a student there and had invited the students to ask questions and offered 2 first class tickets to london on VA. I assure you that i would have won it!!! haha….Wishful thinking.
    God bless you and your Ventures and i hope Sam can take forward the legacy!!! I am sure he will…..
    God Bless….
    And thanks for giving me an individual who i can truly with all my heart appreciate.
    I understand that you are a very busy man, but if you are reading this, please write in a couple of lines back to me. I shall cherish it all my life.
    Regards
    ROhan Bahl
    rohanbahl@gmail.com

  • Lauris
    February 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I have one question. Did you lend money to people?

  • Ian Beautement
    February 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Virgin Insurance…..I have an idea that takes insurance to another dimension, please get intouch.

  • Becky
    February 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    You don’t know what need is until you leave an abusive husband, 2 months later, you get fired, you try to start a business but it snows and snows and snows so nobody is buying, buying, buying. You borrow $5,000 from your elderly parents in 5 months just to barely survive and now, you owe someone $7500 or you’re going to go to jail soon. Now, THAT is needy.

  • A
    March 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Dear Sir Richard,
    I was truly suprised how bad customer service is with virgin media and in particular virgin mobile, i was complaining about my account, and your customer service person was arguing with me saying i was in the wrong and he was in the right, i said isn’t the customer always right and he said no actually he is right, where do you get these staff they are so rude, i would rather speak to customer service with bt than to your virgin staff, i once my account has been settled i will be going back to pay as you go, rather than monthly, you obviously don’t care about your customers anymore, regardless if they have financial wows, and to think i actually thought orange mobile customer service was bad and i switched to yourselves!

  • iftikhar
    March 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Hallo Sir Branson
    My name is Dr Iftikhar Ali. I have never requested a favour for my children , but it seems to be getting rather desperate for my youngest daughter Aliyah who is a 2nd year Law student at Warwick University , a brilliant student , looking for UNPAID , WORK EXPERIENCE post during her vacation period. I wonder if it is, at all possible, she could apply for this in Legal section/ department of one of your firms / companies?
    Kind regards.
    Dr I M Ali

  • Aaron
    March 17, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I am keen to hear your Idea, I have the capital and would be willing to invest, if it is good enough and of course pitched right…
    Send me an email and we can go from there.

  • Nikolas Petridis
    May 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Mr. Branson;
    On October 1st, 2009 the Ontario Gov’t released its insentive for alternative energy sold back to the local utilities in Ontario. Since that time our team has been working hard to get the word out and position the company well with great partners. The program is called the FIT program. It’s a program where all the alternative energy produced is sold back to the hydro grid at a fixed amount, over the next 20 years – Guarenteed by the Ontario Gov’t and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
    The reason for this note is to see if I can share our business plan with you. At the very least, we can get you expertise and insight….perhaps you would be interested in looking at this from a business perspective (This is our target). From what I understand about your ambitions, going green is part of who you are as well and this could be a great fit.
    The business plan will prove to you that this market has zero risk associated with it. It really becomes a numbers game and the person that can afford the systems will effectively become the winners.
    A bit about us: There are 4 members of the executive team, spanning across Canada. We have several contracts pending (25 MW of contracts). Our goal is to be in the 100 MW of managed power in the next 18 months. Our URL: http://www.homesolarsolutions.com (Being updated in 3 days).
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Cheers,
    Nik Petridis
    416-277-1976

  • A mother
    June 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I am looking for a sponsor for my daughter. She is in second year of medical school in UK. I have a severe mental disorder and throughout the trauma my daughter managed 5 A* 5 A’s and a B in GCSE’s and a bacalaureat at a private school for which she got a 96% bursary from her GCSE grades.
    Because of financial difficulties she may not be able to progress in the course. (more detail will be supplied)
    If any advice could be given in obtaining sponsorship I would be very grateful.
    Thankyou

  • not important
    June 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Help with your buddies to put hydrogen fuel stations everywhere. The cars will come. You all would make more money. By the way, people say we look alike.

  • Eliza Whitworth
    June 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    To Richard Branson,
    Thank you for making an opportunity for people to express their ideas for a business venture which you may find interesting and invest in.
    I am presenting to you a proposal which I hope, will ignite your spirit, inspire you, and create in you a desire for more.
    There are three principles, give through service; receive money for service, and third, fun, which is the foundation for the action flow for the business which we are creating. The idea was first given to a wonderful lady by the name of Tracy Blahm who is a building engineer and a wife and mother of two little ones. Tracy presented this to Kellie Ransom and wife and mother of two sons, who is the most generous lady I have ever met.
    They are in the designing and planning stages at this very moment, for a spiritual retreat and spiritual learning center, which will be called the Awakataw Center, and will be located on Kellie property which touches Yo-Ho Provincial Park in British Columbia, an hour west of Banff Alberta. Her place is located on the Kicking horse river and not far from a 100 foot high water fall. It also borders on the area of Lake Louise, and Emerald Lake, and other beautiful lakes. Banff and Lake Louise, and Emerald Lake are three of the most beautiful places in Canada and comparable to anywhere in the world. These Mountains are very beautiful and magical, just on their own, touching deep into the soul. Beautiful Lake Louise is located right on an axis of one of the earth nature grids making it a very high energy point, and one can certainly feel this great energy while there. My words are inadequate in creating the picture and feeling of the spiritual energy and magnificence beauty that is here.
    Kellie at this point has thirty acres and in a selected area on this land she will build four buildings, which will have a significant spiritual meaning, in how they are built and the placement of them. They plan on bringing in world renowned spiritual speakers and teachers to present their knowledge and spiritual talents to teach and inspire, healing and learning to those of all ages, who come. You also are welcome to come, share and teach what you know, to improve the quality of life for others. It is written: “My people die for lack of Knowledge,” exert from the Bible.
    Kellie has already opened her beautiful log home there, to host work shops, which were a great success, and now the request has been for more of these. Both Kellie and Tracy are very spiritual an open to listen to spirit’s divine guidance for designing a bigger space that is required to help this greater number of people. We are so excited and looking forward to this great venture, to be completed.
    You may have seen this area before. So we extend a personal invitation to you to come again, and see how beautiful this area is, and be apart of this wonderful venture and see how perfect it is for this amazing retreat that will nourish spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. The retreat budget will be set up to have a financial reserve put aside for those who don’t have the funds, yet would like to go to a workshop there. I’ve already been a beneficiary of this, but they would like to make more available for others as well.
    Kellie and her husband already run a successful business out of their beautiful place, hosting people from all over the world, for snow mobile tours in the winter, and quad and hiking tours in the summer. They are also planning to expand to sixty acres and have snow shoe, and cross country skiing tours through hundred miles and more of untouched breath taking mountains areas. There are beautiful golf courses not far from here as well. There are beautiful log shale’s close by which can be rented by the night for those who come to do a tour or take a workshop. . How perfect everything is, just waiting to be developed.
    The retreat that they have in the works, need funding, and they are moving ahead with it, for even Moses was into the Red Sea up to his ears before the Red sea parted. So in faith and positive intention of success they are moving ahead. Bring you family out and enjoy this area, and come and talk to Kellie and Tracy and get a first hand view of the amazing plans that are being birthed in this breathtaking area, you will be refreshed and not disappointed you came, and we hope that you are intrigued and will feel this a worthy venture to place your financial support in.
    This is will be the first of five retreats that are planned to be built, all in specific areas on the earth’s grids. This is all scientifically planned, and nothing is being taken for granted.
    Kellie doesn’t know yet I’m writing to you, but I think it’s fair that she does get a copy of this, to prepare her for the opportunity to meet with you. I am excited about this and know you will be impressed.
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Blessing to you and your family!
    In Love, Light, Peace, and Joy, Eliza Whitworth.

  • Unstoppable Family
    July 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing blog you have thanks for sharing. I will be sure to visit again soon. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write this. Take care me and my family are currently on a 3 year trip around the world com check us out.
    Unstoppable Family
    Brian and Rhonda Swan

  • Suraj Bhakuni
    July 13, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Hi There,..How are you..hope u are happy & enjoying life.i read above blog & to my amaize u are surely seem to be a nice guy..difficut to find one now a days..hi i am called the innovator not because i create things but because i know a lot about the past…I wish i could be like u to make this world a better place to live…hope we will meet one day for sure..as i dont want a guy like u to leave the earth very soon..

  • Anonymous
    July 31, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Dear Richard Brandson
    Assistance to help my new district Serere, Teso in Uganda
    I am a Ugandan who has lived in the UK for the last over 20 years and I am privileged to be one of the British Citizens who has followed your life history and your good works. As being one of the top celebrities, I am sure you can do something to help my community as other communities have been helped by the different celebrities and lately Prime Minister Gordon Brown who visited my country last week and offered to establish IT contact to primary education.
    I was so amazed to learn that the former Prime Minister Mr Gordon Brown went to Uganda and he is doing what everyone in the developed part of the country is doing but what about us the poor ones? This is why I have approached you to do better for us as we have fought to have a district of our own and still lacking the resources. If you visit my new district you will be encouraged to develop it because we have all the undeveloped resources that foreigners would fall for especially the tourist attraction overlooking the Lake Kyoga. Leave alone that we have rocks that you can camp and admire to put in the view small airstrip or airport where you can fly any time you want to land in or get out. Please I give you this opportunity to explore and you will thank me for your great work will not be a waste. You will create employment, business for the community at no cost and generate all the income. You will remain proud for the rest of your life knowing that you have penetrated a different world altogether.

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