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Muhammad Yunus (Bangla: মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস, pronounced Muhammôd Iunus) (born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He previously
was a professor of economics where he developed the
concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are
given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus
and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for their efforts
to create economic and social development from below
."[1] Yunus himself

has received several other national and international honors. He is the author
of Banker to
the Poor
and a founding board member of Grameen America and Grameen
Foundation
. In early 2007 Yunus showed interest in launching a political

party in Bangladesh named Nagorik Shakti (Citizen Power), but later discarded
the plan. He is one of the founding members of Global Elders. Yunus also
serves on the board of directors of the United Nations Foundation, a public
charity created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion
gift to support United
Nations
causes. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to

address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN.

 

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