Richard Branson is a brand in himself. But is he a visionary space-travel pioneer or a single-minded profiteer? Here, in Tom Bower's sensational biography is the full story of the man behind Virgin. From law-breaking, drug-taking and underhanded tactics to irrational business decisions and high profile lawsuits, this is a tale of greed, ambition and ruthless self-creation. Fully updated to cover Branson's recent ventures - the fiasco of Virgin Blue, the indulgent Virgin Galactic and the failed bid for Northern Rock - this is a devastating biography of Britain's best-known businessman.