There is a clear difference between U.S. and Chinese education, according to pianist Lang Lang - the amount of free time.
The Chinese pianist Lang Lang learned to love classical music from Tom and Jerry.
Lang Lang says that winning competitions is seen as hugely important in China and this had proved detrimental for his early career.
Philip Green, the man famed for his overhaul of British Home Stores (BHS), has told CNBC that he does not actually like department stores.
The head of the company that owns Topshop has told CNBC that the new Kate Moss collection was his opportunity to enter the Chinese retail market.
The CEO of the Arcadia Group said that many critics used his business as a "battering ram" following the Bengali factory collapse.
A town once divided by a bitter sibling rivalry has now put its past behind it.
While Puma's recent renewal of its sponsorship of Usain Bolt seemed like a no-brainer, the story was somewhat different a decade ago.
The Black Eyed Peas record label did not like many of the songs on their third album "Elephunk."
The "War on Drugs" has been a huge failure, resulting in the incarceration of millions of African Americans and Latinos, will.i.am has told CNBC.
Black Eyed Peas frontman and "The Voice" judge will.i.am said Simon Cowell should be applauded for the rise of TV's music talent shows.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman is not just a musician with 33 million album sales, but an entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has told CNBC that one of her most cherished memories during her time as France's first lady was her state visit to the U.K.
Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.
Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a Hollywood studio, says she is convinced there will be a female U.S. president in her lifetime.
Paramount Pictures' former CEO says that two of her greatest film triumphs were previously passed on by several studios.
Vegas native and tennis star-turned-businessman Andre Agassi tells CNBC that Sin City is picking up and tourism is thriving once more following the recession.
Former tennis player Andre Agassi tells CNBC the private sector is the best means through which to create better schools in America.
Cherie Blair describes her battles with the British press over publishing details about her children's private lives.
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In this highly personal interview, Branson reveals stories about his childhood that give an insight into what drives and motivates him today, and how he built the Virgin brand.
This episode of CNBC Meets is with global rock icon and philanthropist, Jon Bon Jovi. His band Bon Jovi, formed in 1983, has become one of the most successful rock bands in world, selling over 130 million albums.
In his most recent interview to date, Vidal Sassoon has a highly personal and moving discussion with CNBC Meets presenter Tania Bryer.