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Forbes: 10 Billionaires Of The Music Business

Richard Branson

2012 net worth: $4.2 billion

2011 net worth: $4.2 billion

Branson got his start in music and still controls hundreds of radio stations, but he’s shifting his attentions to other areas. In October, Branson opened the world's first commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert (he rappelled down the side of the huge glass SpacePort America building while popping champagne, of course).

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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