4,072
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4,072
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11,461
-0.18%
11,461
-0.18%
34,430
0.1%
34,430
0.1%
1,812
-0.2%
1,812
-0.2%
17,057
0.53%
17,057
0.53%

Lovely to chat to Anna Wintour, @jesseashlock and the team at @CondeNast while in New York this week
Want a free copy of my updated autobiography? If you’re in the UK, sign up to @VirginRed via the link and follow the steps to get yours now. There’s only 1,000 available – when they’re gone, they’re gone. Terms apply: #FindingMyVirginity
After a wonderful premier in New York City this week, the first episode of BRANSON (@HBO's independent documentary series about my life) is now available on HBO and @HBOmax in the US. Here's more about the series and a very exciting few days in New York:
Until next time, New York! Here’s more about my whirlwind trip to New York where I joined @HBO premiere of BRANSON, launching Finding My Virginity, marvelled at the views from @virginhotelsnyc, chatted to the team at @LinkedIn and a whole lot more:
Making a cuppa tea, New York style. @virginhotelsnyc
Quote of @BBCSport
One of the most touching moments of the World Cup so far. I feel for the Iranian team, who put up a valiant fight. And I feel for the brave Iranian people, whose fight for freedom continues.
A tournament full of emotions 😢

The touching moment USA defender Antonee Robinson consoled Ramin Rezaeian after Iran were knocked out of the World Cup.

#BBCFootball #BBCWorldCup
A great reason to put up the tree nice and early this year - @VirginRed has got its hands on some brilliant @made51_unhcr decorations hand crafted by refugee entrepreneurs:
View from the afternoon, on the 35th floor of @virginhotelsnyc. Getting very excited for the opening now...

@virginhotels
A great reason to put up the tree nice and early this year - @Virgin has got its hands on some brilliant @made51_unhcr decorations hand crafted by refugee entrepreneurs:
Brilliant to see beautiful @made51_unhcr decorations hand crafted by refugee entrepreneurs now available on @VirginRed:
Brilliant to see beautiful @made51_unhcr decorations hand crafted by refugee entrepreneurs now available on @VirginRed:
Entrepreneurs make the world go round. 🎈✈️

If you want launch a business but don’t fancy flying a hot-air balloon to get it off the ground, pick up a copy of my updated autobiography to learn what I went around the world and into space to figure out: 🪐
Very exciting to see bookings now open for @VirginLimitedEd's brand-new hotel in Mallorca. It is a truly beautiful place:
So proud of my wonderful son, @sambranson, who has written and recorded the most beautiful album through @WavesRushIn (his artist’s name). You can now register for early access to Under The Static at . Sending a big congratulations and all of my love Sam x
Finding My Virginity – my fully updated autobiography – is out today with new chapters about my trip to space, family adventures and other memories I’ve collected since I wrote the first edition. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it:
If you never ask, you’ll never know... Join me on @MasterClass to learn about all the times I’ve said ‘screw it, let’s do it’, and how you can too. Come on, it’ll be fun:
“A lot of the problems that remain unsolved are, I believe, because of exclusions.” – Karl Lokko. @VirginUnite & @HollyBranson launched Founders Unite, to shine a light on amazing Black founders who are breaking down barriers:
@tiwaniheritage @BlackSeedVC
Happy birthday to the most wonderful daughter I could ask for, @HollyBranson

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