CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Boris Johnson, part one

CNBC Meets: Boris Johnson, Part One
In April's edition of CNBC Meets, Tania Bryer gets up close and personal with the charismatic London Mayor Boris Johnson.

In April's edition of CNBC Meets, Tania Bryer gets up close and personal with the charismatic London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Bryer gains a rare, personal insight into Johnson's colorful upbringing and the competitive family that helped drive him to success. He dispels the myth of any privileged upbringing and tells of how winning a scholarship to Eton and his time at Oxford University shaped his political ideals.

Johnson explains what compelled him to switch careers from editing the Spectator to becoming an MP, before reaching City Hall with his defeat of Ken Livingstone in 2008. The Mayor, who won re-election last year, also discusses his greatest triumph to date: the successful London 2012 Olympic Games.

Web Extras

Boris Johnson: London the World's Greatest for Banking
Boris Johnson champions the allure of London's banking and financial sector, arguing that the capital is the world's greatest due to it having the right time zone, the right language and an abundance of talent working in the industry.
Boris Johnson on Bikes
A keen cyclist and bike fanatic, Boris Johnson explains the huge success his administration has had in expanding cycling across the capital since the launch of the Barclays cycle hire-scheme.
Boris Johnson on Breakfasts
Boris Johnson explains his passion for The Mayor's Fund, a charity that seeks to give poor and disadvantaged young Londoners the opportunity to obtain a decent job when they're older.
Boris Johnson: I Love to Paint, but I'm no Good
While the London Mayor enjoys painting in his spare time, his mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, is far more accomplished than he is, and Johnson says CNBC Meets should focus on her work rather than his own.
Lord Coe: Boris not Hurt by BBC Interview
Lord Coe said Boris Johnson won¿t have been overly bothered by huge media fallout from his difficult interview with the BBC's Eddie Mair last month.
Lord Coe on London 2012: We're Only Half-Way Through
Lord Coe says the end of London 2012, deemed one of the most successful games in recent memory, was not an anti-climax as the Olympic journey is only half complete.



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  • Tania Bryer is a guest presenter and executive producer of CNBC Meets. In this series, she profiles some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick. Bryer previously worked for BBC and Sky Television.