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(Independent)   Sir Richard Branson denies moving to his own private Carribean island for tax reasons but rather says it's for personal reasons, among which are so he has a good place to kitesurf, play tennis and otherwise be LORD EMPEROR OF HIS OWN FARKING ISLAND   (independent.co.uk) divider line 18
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2013-10-13 10:48:06 PM  
King shiat of fark Island?
 
2013-10-13 10:54:07 PM  
Question is, is Virgin biased in the UK?  If so, the UK gets all the corporate taxes, which far outweigh his personal one.
 
2013-10-13 11:10:47 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: King shiat of fark Island?


Exactly.
 
2013-10-13 11:12:10 PM  
Go to Tortolla in February and blow him a kiss for me.
 
2013-10-13 11:21:33 PM  
Doesn't he also have a bevy of supermodels?

Guy's a farking Bond villain.
 
2013-10-13 11:27:14 PM  

baka-san: Question is, is Virgin biased in the UK?  If so, the UK gets all the corporate taxes, which far outweigh his personal one.


You think large companies pay corporate tax? Now that's funny.
 
2013-10-14 12:13:25 AM  
You know what I'd do if I owned my own personal Caribbean island?  Two girls at the same time.
 
2013-10-14 01:44:11 AM  
A day in the life of Sir Richard Branson's island: just search for "kite surfing" (Kinda NSFW)
 
2013-10-14 02:20:47 AM  
There's something off about someone who flies around in his own private jet (in fact, owns a whole airline full of jets, AND soon a fleet of suborbital planes as well) whining about everyone else making too much of a carbon footprint.

The limousinest of the Limousine Liberals.
 
2013-10-14 02:58:20 AM  

TV's Vinnie: There's something off about someone who flies around in his own private jet (in fact, owns a whole airline full of jets, AND soon a fleet of suborbital planes as well) whining about everyone else making too much of a carbon footprint.

The limousinest of the Limousine Liberals.


Not so fast now Mr. bunched panties

Virgin Airlines - now switching to the lowest carbon biofuel in the industry; halving their carbon impact.

Virgin Galactic - "In terms of carbon footprint, current calculations suggest that emissions per passenger, per trip, will be approximately 0.8 tonnes - less than a one-way flight from London to New York. Approximately 70% of this results from the WhiteKnightTwo rather than the SpaceShipTwo . . . Hybrid rocket motor - benign, non-toxic fuels with a high altitude and short burn time due to air launch" source

Not perfect by any means, but he's put a lot more effort into reducing carbon impact of air transportation than anyone else out there.
 
2013-10-14 02:59:52 AM  
One thing I've learned in my life about douchebags, they will always say one thing and do the exact opposite.


Branson is no different.
 
2013-10-14 03:27:31 AM  
I suspect that most of his income is in the forms of churned royalties. Probably something akin to a double Irish, and I bet there's probably something like keeping profits out of your country so you can use them overseas.
 
2013-10-14 05:16:44 AM  

MrSteve007: A day in the life of Sir Richard Branson's island: just search for "kite surfing" (Kinda NSFW)


This is how rich people should live. Not farking with elections and congressional districts.
 
2013-10-14 08:20:48 AM  
Only for those with functional dongs. If you need phamacology, pumps and implants to get it up, it's easier to fark people metaphorically.
 
2013-10-14 09:03:11 AM  
I know it's fashionable to hate the rich, especially on Fark.  But I don't think the guy bought a private island, developed it, maintains and staffs it, etc. to save money...

And this guy devotes an enormous amount of time and money to the causes he believes in.

/But haters gonna hate.
 
2013-10-14 09:08:47 AM  

ShawnDoc: You know what I'd do if I owned my own personal Caribbean island?  Two girls at the same time.


Every. Single. Day.
 
2013-10-14 09:18:36 AM  
Next year he'll be dead, but only for tax reasons.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:46 AM  

MrSteve007: TV's Vinnie: There's something off about someone who flies around in his own private jet (in fact, owns a whole airline full of jets, AND soon a fleet of suborbital planes as well) whining about everyone else making too much of a carbon footprint.

The limousinest of the Limousine Liberals.

Not so fast now Mr. bunched panties

Virgin Airlines - now switching to the lowest carbon biofuel in the industry; halving their carbon impact.

Virgin Galactic - "In terms of carbon footprint, current calculations suggest that emissions per passenger, per trip, will be approximately 0.8 tonnes - less than a one-way flight from London to New York. Approximately 70% of this results from the WhiteKnightTwo rather than the SpaceShipTwo . . . Hybrid rocket motor - benign, non-toxic fuels with a high altitude and short burn time due to air launch.  " source

Not perfect by any means, but he's put a lot more effort into reducing carbon impact of air transportation than anyone else out there.


And I bet you fall for all those claims of "clean coal" and "low tar cigarettes" too.
 
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