Muhammad Yunus
#629 Overall Influence

Muhammad Yunus

Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

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Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. In 2006, Yunus and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below". The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that "lasting peace cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty" and that "across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development". Yunus has received several other national and international honours. He received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.

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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University

Private research university in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University

Public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

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Chittagong College

Bangladeshi College

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University of Colorado

Public university system in Colorado, USA

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University of Dhaka
University of Dhaka

Government university located in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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#8 World Rank
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#310 World Rank
Economics