Rebel Billionaire Freaked out By Manta Ray: Richard Branson Braves The Ocean

By: Shawn Hess - March 21, 2012

Sir Richard Branson found himself in a little too deep while filming a video about saving the Manta Ray of Mexico. A curious Manta Ray did a fly-by of the multi-billionaire just to check him out. I am sure it was a tense moment for Branson as he just barely avoids a direct collision with the fast moving creature.

Branson posted this commentary on the Virgin Company blog:

“I was making an advertorial off Mexico to help protect the Manta Rays when the following happened.”

“As you can see the Manta Ray was coming straight for me. I left it too late to go left or right of it and ended up going straight over its back.”

Sir Richard also posted this great video clip from Vimeo capturing the incident:

Richard Branson – Manta Outtake from Blue Sphere Media on Vimeo.

Thank you Richard, you are a constant source of entertainment. It’s always nice to see someone having fun with their money. Too often celebrities are only known for their scandals and escapades. It can’t be about business all the time.

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