Muhammad Yunus

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Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist, professor, Nobel Prize winner, and founder of microcredit, a revolutionary economic movement that has helped to lift millions out of poverty in his native Bangladesh. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University.

He is the founder of Grameen Bank, an institution that pioneered the practice of microfinancing. In 2006 Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for founding Grameen Bank which provided loans to those too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus has subsequently written numerous books about economics, the most of recent of which is A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions, published in September 2017.