Richard Branson

Publishes Student magazine

26 Jan, 1968

Branson publishes Student magazine, his first business venture. The debut issue features Vanessa Redgrave, David Hockney and a short story by John le Carre. He describes launching a youth-culture magazine that protests against the Vietnam war:

By that time I was old enough to think for myself, and young enough not to be daunted by a career that involves risk.

He sells $8,000 worth of advertising in the first edition, which has a run of 50,000 copies.

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