Nowadays, Virgin is a company who has their fingers in multiple pies so to speak. Not only have they delved into insurance, travel, music, and many more, they now offer Virgin Active which is a series of health clubs around the world. Owned by Richard Branson, the first ever Virgin Active club opened in Preston before spreading across the UK where there are now 61 gyms. Due to their success in the UK, Virgin Active also opened elsewhere and has actually seen the most success in South Africa with 133 gyms.
In 2015, Branson and the Virgin Group actually sold around 80% of this venture to Brait who are based in South Africa. Valued at around £680 million, the transaction has moved the company forward and the whole brand is now valued at over £1.3 billion.