From CCTV America:

Guess what the former Australian Prime minister, Kevin Rudd; the successful entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg and the U.S. President Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama have in common? They all take Chinese as their second language. The study of the Chinese language opens the way to different important fields such as Chinese politics, economy, business opportunities, history or archaeology.

Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/03/03/chinese-as-a-second-language-growing-in-popularity#ixzz3TQoniwzX