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Branson Shares Pics From 'Unforgiving' Irma

And asks for help in rebuilding British Virgin Islands after hurricane devastation

(Newser) - Richard Branson and his staff are OK after Hurricane Irma, but much of the Caribbean is not. Fortune reports on Branson's most recent blog post , titled "Recovering From Hurricane Irma," which he notes he penned from Puerto Rico, not from the private island where he rode out... More »

This Billionaire Isn't Moving for Irma

Richard Branson has weathered 3 hurricanes on his private island

(Newser) - With the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded battering the Caribbean, Business Insider reports that at least one billionaire is staying put. As Irma was closing in on Tuesday, Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson declared he would hunker down on his private island, the Telegraph reports. "I will be... More »

Kate Winslet Dishes on Dramatic Rescue

We saved what was important, she says of house fire

(Newser) - Kate Winslet, actress, plastic surgery disavower , and hero , has spoken out after rescuing Richard Branson’s mother from a fire at the Virgin tycoon’s Caribbean home. “I’m just so glad that everyone is safe. And this very easily could not have been the case,” she tells... More »

Googler Preps for Lavish Island Nuptials

Search giant's co-founder to wed in Branson's private digs before 600

(Newser) - Google co-founder Larry Page didn’t have to use his popular search engine to scout out locations for his upcoming wedding. He just asked his best man, and fellow billionaire, Richard Branson, Reuters says. Page will wed girlfriend Lucy Southworth Saturday on Branson’s private Caribbean getaway, Necker Island. Six... More »

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