CNBC Meets: John Caudwell
This episode of CNBC Meets is with the self-made billionaire, John Caudwell who built a mobile phone empire and founded Phones 4u, which he sold in 2006 for an estimated £1.5 billion.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC guest presenter Tania Bryer, Caudwell speaks about his poverty stricken childhood and how his first business ventures were failures.
Caudwell talks candidly about how he managed to build up his mobile phone distribution empire and the sacrifices he made along the way. He reveals what motivates him and his reasons for selling the business.
Join Caudwell's remarkable journey growing up on a council estate in Stoke-on-Trent, to Broughton Hall a huge Jacobean estate in Staffordshire where he now lives with his family. In never seen before footage, John revisits his old home, his schools and talks about the importance of philanthropy in his life. As one of Britain's important philanthropists he helps raise millions of pounds to help sick and disabled children.
With exclusive interviews with The Duchess of York and singer Peter Andre, we find out just how incredibly generous Caudwell is and how he gives back to make a real difference to people's lives.