Muhammad Yunus Biography

Called the "Banker to the Poor," Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is respected globally for his contributions toward eradicating world poverty. Driven by the idea that credit is a basic human right, Yunus founded the Grameen Bank in 1976 and developed his revolutionary micro-credit system, which has achieved phenomenal success in helping the 5.6 million poor people in Bangladesh gain a better quality of life.

Born in Chittagong, a seaport city in Bangladesh, Yunus received his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University and became a professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University. It was years later when he returned to Bangladesh to head the economics department at Chittagong University that a fateful field trip with his students showed him the full extent of the country's suffering. Yunus recalls, "Nothing in the economic theories I taught reflected the life around me. How could I go on telling my students make-believe stories in the name of economics? I needed to run away from these theories and from my textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person's existence." He discovered that his most successful idea was offering people tiny loans for self-employment.

The Grameen Bank was fully established as an independent bank in 1983, and today more than 250 institutions in nearly 100 countries operate micro-credit programs based on the Grameen Bank model. One expert in innovative government has stated that the program established by Yunus "is the single most important development in the third world in the last 100 years." Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."

From 2016 to 2018, Yunus served as one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals advocates alongside the likes of Shakira and Lionel Messi.

A man who has successfully translated a single vision into tangible benefits for millions of people around the world, Yunus has proven that we can overcome the seemingly impossible as we work toward building a better future for all.

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Muhammad Yunus Videos

Guest Lecture by Prof. Muhammad Yunus on Social Entrepreneurship
Davos 2016 Hub Culture Interview w Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate
Dr. Muhammed Yunus Interview, hosted by Andrew Young, CSI

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Muhammad Yunus is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Muhammad Yunus for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Muhammad Yunus generally travels from Dhaka, Bangladesh and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Muhammad Yunus for an upcoming event.

Muhammad Yunus Videos

Guest Lecture by Prof. Muhammad Yunus on Social Entrepreneurship
Davos 2016 Hub Culture Interview w Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate
Dr. Muhammed Yunus Interview, hosted by Andrew Young, CSI
Insight: Ideas for Change -Social Business - Muhammad Yunus
A history of microfinance | Muhammad Yunus | TEDxVienna

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