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Sir Richard Branson: Mogul Celebrates 62nd Birthday (PHOTOS)

07/18/2012 07:23 am ET | Updated Jul 18, 2012

Sir Richard Branson, the godfather of pretty much all that is cool in the world, celebrates his 62nd birthday on July 18. And he's not slowing down.

Just last week, at the Farnborough Air Show, he announced that he and his kids will be among the first to head to space with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

Branson has long run with the cool kids as he's launched brand after brand after brand, perpetually thinking outside the box. Plus, who else would be allowed to pose with an endless array of models and celebrities while promoting his many airlines?

So here's to the birthday boy. We hope for nothing less than many more ideas to come.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Branson turns 52 today, in fact he turns 62. Branson will also be taking his son and daughter to space with him. We regret the errors.

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