We Day UK: Richard Branson Reveals He Is Glad He Has Dyslexia, Although Childhood Was 'Tough'

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Sir Richard Branson has revealed he's actually grateful he has the condition dyslexia.

Branson was talking to his daughter Holly on stage at the UK's first ever We Day, an event taking place right now at Wembley Arena, hosted by Free The Children campaign.

Holly asked her father about how having dyslexia affected his childhood. Branson replied that, although it had been tough, the condition had had its compensations in his working life.

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Sir Richard Branson with his daughter Holly at We Day UK

"Dyslexia was tough. Not being very good at school is very tough, " he said.

"What I learnt is to concentrate on the things I was good at, do my best at the other stuff, but really excel at the things I could do.

"Since I've left school, dyslexia's actually helped me. I've surrounded myself with wonderful people and become a delegator."

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Questions for the entrepeneur had been submitted by schoolchildren attending the event, all of whom had earned their ticket through charity work and other initiatives.

Holly asked him what he was most proud of. He answered:

"The way you bring up your children, the kind of children they become, and hopefully they will continue your work. I'm pretty proud of my daughter and my son."

Branson also touched on his current pet project, Virgin's ongoing mission to provide public transport to space, during which he hinted that he was more than ready to become a grandfather.

"I'm hoping to take you," he told Holly on stage," as long as you're not pregnant. I'd be very happy to leave you behind and take (son) Sam. I'm hoping we'll be going up later this year."

Contributors to today's event include Ellie Goulding, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, rapper Dizzee Rascal, musical group The Three Tenors, acrobatic group Diversity, and a rousing speech by Prince Harry, who was greeted by a rock star when he arrived on stage.

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