Muhummad Yunus

Muhummad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winning economist who decided to leave the classroom where he taught the history of economics and instead began writing history himself. His inspiring story beautiful illustrates how simple it can be to change yourself and how much you are willing to give, even just a few dollars, and how that can quickly change the world. The Grameen Bank, which he started in 1983, now employees over 12,000 staff in over 1,200 branches and has extended over $4.6 billion in loans averaging under $200 each. Over 3.7 million people are now involved and live better lives because of the simple choice that Yunus made to no longer talk about the problems of the world, but instead change himself and do what he could to change the world. He is an inspiration to me and to millions of people around the world.

Read a recent speech by Yunus on Social Business
To learn more visit YunusCenter, Wikipedia and PBS