The billionaire has sold 15.6 million shares — about 6% of the space-travel company — to the company he manages and has an 11.9 percent interest in the firm, according to a regulatory document.

 The profits will help Branson’s tourism and leisure business and will also help create new ventures and expand existing ones the Virgin Group representative said. Based on the closing share price the stake of the worthtravel worth travel Website worth travel co uk 71-year old billionaire is now worth close to 600 million dollars.