Joan Templeman is the wife of the famous British businessman, philanthropist, and media personality Richard Branson.
Joan Templeman’s Early Life and Education:
She was born in 1948, in Glasgow, Scotland. She was born to a ship carpenter father and a homemaker mother. Joan grew up along with six siblings. However, there is no exact information about her parents and siblings. Despite being a daughter of a wealthy ship carpenter, she supported all her finances by herself.
Talking about her academics, there are no details about her educational background. However, like most British, she must be a high school graduate. However, it is unknown if she has a college degree or not.
Joan Templeman’s Professional Career:
Joan Templeman has worked many jobs to support herself. She has worked as a nude model too. She is best known as being the wife of billionaire Richard Branson. After marrying Branson, she gained wide popularity and is also known as “Lady Branson”.
Richard says she has been his pillar of strength. In Richard’s autobiography, “Losing My Virginity”, he mentioned his wife Joan and all the contributions in making him what he is now. Before marrying him, she has done several jobs. Nonetheless, she is a perfect wife and a mother.
Joan Templeman’s Personal Life:
Joan Templeman is married twice. Before Richard, she married the rock group Nazareth member, Ronnie Leahy. The couple first met in 1966 in Glasgow. She was his huge fan. Soon after, they tied their knots and moved to London. Their marriage lasted for 12 years and got divorced.
After her divorce from Leahy, she met Richard Branson. Branson saw her for the first time in the kitchen of Virgin Records studio. She was making a cup of tea. He fell in love with her instantly. Throughout the time the couple started dating and finally tied their knots in 1979. They already had two children while they were dating. As of now, the couple is living a blissful life with each other.
Joan Templeman’s Net Worth:
Joan Templeman is a wife of a wealthy businessman. Her husband Richard Branson has a net worth of $6 Billion as per the celebrity net worth. Branson bought her Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands to express his love. The Island is now worth over $200 Million if it is set up for sale. She lives a luxurious and lavishing life in their multi-million dollar real estate.