The philanthropist is co-chair of an organization that's made more than $41 billion in total grant payments.
Melinda Gates is seen as one of the most influential women in the world, both inside and out of the philanthropic space.
CNBC Meets speaks to music megastar Dolly Parton, who takes the time to discuss her humble beginnings, business acumen and success as a music icon.
In part two, megastar Dolly Parton talks to CNBC about her business acumen with Dollywood, her film career, and the success of her "Imagination Library".
CNBC Meets’ Tania Bryer speaks to global music megastar and successful businesswoman, Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton may be a successful businesswoman and global country music megastar, but the cause she’s truly passionate about supporting is the gift of literacy.
For Dolly Parton, turning down Elvis' offer to cover her music was one of the first “really hard business decisions” she had to make, the superstar told CNBC.
Dolly Parton has formally opened the doors of the latest addition to her growing Dollywood theme park empire, the "DreamMore" resort.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg said the launch of her iconic "wrap dress" design in 1974 gave her a financial security she had never had before.
Outspoken opera superstar Jessye Norman told CNBC that Hillary Clinton, the expected front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is a friend who could count on her vote.
Opera superstar Jessye Norman has launched a blistering attack on the “unprecedented roadblocks” Congress has put in the way of President Obama.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has defended her own-brand candies "Sugarpova" and does not think criticism is "fair".
Maria Sharapova, the highest paid female athlete in the world, has said she will never give up her Russian nationality to become a U.S. citizen.
Growing confidence in the global economic recovery is helping to boost charitable donations, according to the latest study.
Niece of former U.S. President George W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren, said her social business FEED gives a significant amount to charity.
Lauren Bush Lauren, niece of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, said she would be very proud of her uncle if he did decide to run for President.
Niece of former U.S. President George W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren said Secret Service "followed" her at college.
Former President Jimmy Carter says after 13 days of tough negotiations between Israel and Egypt in 1979, a peace deal had seemed set for failure.
Sir Richard Branson has named 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter as one of the "top five most respected people in the world".
Human slavery is more prolific now than during the 18th and 19th century, former President Jimmy Carter tells CNBC.
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Chairman of Mashreq Bank and his family's education foundation, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, talks to CNBC's Tania Bryer about his work to provide education for young refugees.