Richard Branson

Richard Branson Still Top Inspiration

Poll of over 1,000 global entrepreneurs puts Virgin boss on top Women role models still thin on the ground In a recent blur Group survey of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs from 75 countries in its Innovatrs Crowd, Richard Branson topped the list of inspirational entrepreneurs. Branson took a staggering 27.5% of the votes, with people citing his constant innovation of new products and ideas as the reason for his selection. Steve Jobs took second place with 16.8%, and Bill Gates came in third with 12%. Other interesting entries include Oprah Winfrey with 1.1% – which puts her on a par with Lord Alan Sugar. Sugar’s ‘The Apprentice’ US counterpart Donald Trump received 3.8% putting him in 5th place behind Warren Buffett with 4.8%. “Even though these entrepreneurs are building businesses ar... »