Clare Sarah Branson

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Losing someone that you love is always heartbreaking. Saying goodbye to the person is always gutwrenching. Richard Branson knows it all too well. He experienced such loss after Clare Sarah Branson left the world. Clare was only four days old when she passed away.

Clare Sarah Branson was born in 1979 in England, United Kingdom, and hailed from Caucasian white ethnicity/race. Find more about Branson's personal life in the following sections.

Clare Sarah Branson's Parents, Richard & Joan Templeman's Married Life

Clare's parents, Richard Branson and Joan Templeman, an American topless model are experiencing the most beautiful moments in their marital relationship. The two walked down the aisle on 20th December 1989 on Necker Island.

 Clare Sarah Branson's guardians, Richard Branson and Joan Templeman with kids from Richard's previous marriage.Source: Yahoo Lifestyle
 Clare Sarah Branson's guardians, Richard Branson and Joan Templeman with kids from Richard's previous marriage.
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At the time of their wedding ceremony, the couple was dressed in a well-mannered, where Richard was suited in a white shawl lapel gown, tied up with a white bow tie. On the other hand, Joan was donned in a white full-lace long-sleeve ball gown.

Richard and Joan are happy to continue their married life for over three decades while understanding each other's perspectives on making decisions. The married couple completed their 33rd marriage anniversary on the 20th of December 2022.

Clare Sarah Branson's Father (Richard)'s Initial Marriage with Kristen Tomassi

Clare Sarah Branson's dad, Richard Branson, was married once before! Branson and  Kristen Tomassi exchanged their vows on 22nd July 1972 in Holy Cross Church in Shipton-on-Cherwell, a village in England. The Reverend Hubert McCann performed their nuptial.

Clare Sarah Branson's dad, Richard Branson and Kristen Tomassi walked down the aisle in Holy Cross Church
Image: Clare Sarah Branson's father, Richard Branson was first committed to Kristen Tomassi 
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After their wedding ceremony, they settled down in the traditional home of the Dukes of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. Years into their marriage, Kristen and Richard never became parents.

Eventually after seven years, the couple, however, ended their marriage and filed for divorce in 1979. By the end of 1979, the registered court confirmed their separation.

Clare Sarah Branson Was The Firstborn of Her Parents

Clare Sarah Branson was the elder sister of Holly Branson (born on 21st November 1981) and Sam Branson (born in 1985). Both of her siblings are involved in the field of acting, Sam is famous for his debut movie, Superman Returns, and Holly rose to fame after appearing in the show, E! True Hollywood Story.

Clare Sarah Branson's younger siblings, Sam Branson and Holly Branson at the Pre-Wimbledon Party
Picture: Clare Sarah Branson's siblings, Holly Branson and Sam Branson at Kensington Roof Gardens on 20th June 2013 in London, England 
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More to that, Branson's sister and brother are also married now. Her younger sister tied the knot with Fred Andrews on 20 December 2011 and became the mother of twin children, Artie and Etta Andrews on 20 December 2014

On the other hand, her younger brother married to Winchester-born actress, Isabella Calthorpe on 6th March 2013.

What is Clare Sarah Branson's Dad, Richard's Net Worth?

Clare Sarah Branson's father, Richard Branson, had a peak net worth of $4.1 Billion, but in 2023, Branson holds a net worth of $3.4 billion. He is currently running the Virgin Group of companies, which estimates an annual growth of up to $5 Billion.

Clare Sarah Branson's father, Richard Branson bought the Necker Island
Picture: Clare Sarah Branson's dad, Richard Branson resides in Necker Island 
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Clare's dad currently resides in a 3,223 square feet Necker island, which he owned for $320 Thousand in 1978, just before her demise in 1979. There is also a lavish resort, which includes king-sized beds with an attached private balcony and en-suite bathrooms.

If you're planning to go on vacation with your family or friends during the holidays, it is the best place for rich people to spend quality time. Because Branson's rooftop consists of all meals, drinks, and water sports activities only at $77,500 per night.

Novels Written by Branson's Dad

Clare Sarah Branson's father wrote his first book, Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way in 1998. The book is about the successful ventures of the great businessmen of the 21st century, which received four and a half stars out of five from 580 ratings.

The frame of The Virgin way: everything I know about leadership
Cover: Clare Sarah Branson's father, Richard Branson's book, The Virgin Way: Everything I Know about Leadership received good reviews 
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Clare's dad wrote another book, The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership which garnered four and a half out of five stars from 139 ratings. As of now, the price of the book is listed at $18.95 in the Audio CD edition, consisting of used ($9.44) and four new ($18.95).

There are some other books by Branson's father such as Screw It, Let's Do It, Business Stripped Bare, and many others. Meanwhile, some other notable authors like Priscilla Shirer and Martha McPhee also wrote the best-selling novels of all time.

Clare Sarah Branson: Preterm Death

Richard Branson's daughter, Clare Sarah Branson, was just four days old when she died. Clare passed away because of three months of prematurity by the end of 1979. The cause of Clare's death was acute respiratory failure when she was at the Raigmore Hospital. 

Later, Clare was buried at the Tomnahurich Cemetery in Inverness, Scotland alongside other babies. During an interview with the media, her parents of Sara said they still remember her absence in their family and never forgot what problems they faced even after the demise of their beloved daughter.

Before the birth of Clare, Richard, and Joan went out for a vacation in Inverness, Scotland, but their tour wasn't successful at that time due to Templeman suffering from a stomach ache after an attack of appendicitis. They later went for a check-up, where doctors informed her about their false pregnancy timing, which brought an untimely birth of Clare just 25 weeks before completing the postnatal period. 

Upon the death of Clare, Richard's business nearly collapsed after he launched Virgin Airlines but faced bankruptcy because a bank manager sorted out his company's drafts. The Branson family also listed their house for sale. Nonetheless, Clare's family still remembers her presence in the family so they celebrate Clare's death ceremony every year.

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