Richard Branson and his mother, Eve Branson
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Virgin Corporation founder Richard Branson revealed that his mother, Eve, had passed away from the Corona virus, in a blog Greetings Monday.
Branson said Eve, who was 96 when she died, “has maintained one last victory, and has managed to fight the virus, but put all her energy into the process.”
However, Branson said that rather than mourning her loss, he wanted to “celebrate her wonderful life, her immense spirit, the joy she brought so many, and the love she gave to all of us.”
In the Dedication to his motherBranson said he owed her his career. He explained that Eve found a necklace in the 1960s, and after the police allowed her to keep the jewelry because no one asked for it, she sold it and gave him the money.
“If it weren’t for 100 pounds ($ 135), I couldn’t have created Virgin,” said Branson, who founded the billion-dollar group in 1970.
Branson said that Eve and his father, Edward, who passed away in 2011, taught him and his two sisters “the importance of working hard, not taking yourself seriously, and treating people the way you want to be treated,” leading businesses, And much more. ”
The Virgin’s founder described his mother as a “force of nature” who lived “many wonderful lives,” and talked about how she learned the lessons of paragliders disguised as a boy. She also joined the female Royal Navy service, known as “Wrens”, during World War II.
After the war, Eve toured Germany as a ballet dancer, acted on stage in London’s West End and worked as an air hostess for the “treacherous” British Airways South America.
Branson said his mother was “creative, fearless, and relentless – she was an entrepreneur before the word appeared.”
His mother was also the founder of the Yves Branson Foundation, a small non-profit that aims to improve the lives of women and girls in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, and provide access to education and healthcare.
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