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I started a national student magazine when I was 15 years old.

I worked out of a phone box selling advertising.

I didn't have any money so I had to sell advertising in advance to pay for the printing and the paper manufacturing of the magazine

And I was fortunate enough just to manage to get enough money to kickstart the magazine and to be able to leave school to get it going

How much did you make?

Oh I didn't make much money but it enabled me through the magazine then to start a mail-order company called Virgin Records

And obviously it went on to great things

Introduction

Richard Branson is the founder of the Virgin group of companies. In his long career he's set up record companies, retail chains, and even airlines.  How did he start out? What was his first job? 

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