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Who would have thought that a man with an estimated net worth of $4.2 billion dropped out of school at 16, was described as having 'poor academic performance' and has dyslexia. From his first teen business venture, a magazine called Student, Branson has gone on to form the Virgin empire. It wasn't always plain sailing however, at one point his mother had to re-mortgage the family home to help pay his unpaid taxes!

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