Yunus - Muhammad Yunus Dr Muhammad Yunus pronounced Muhammd...

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Muhammad Yunus Dr. Muhammad Yunus pronounced Muhammôd Iunus ) (born June 28, 1940) Bangladeshi educator and economist famous for successful application of microcredit, the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans 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." Childhood and family born in 1940 in the village of Bathua, in Hathazari, Chittagong, Bangladesh his father had a jewelry business. attended Vanderbilt University, as a Fulbright Scholar married Vera Forostenko, daughter of Russian immigrants to New Jersey Vera was a student of Russian literature at Vanderbilt University marriage with Vera ended within months of the birth of their baby girl Vera returned to New Jersey claiming that Bangladesh is not a good place to raise a baby. Yunus re-married to Afrozi Yunus, a professor of physics at Jahangirnagar University. Education and early career studied at his village school in the early years his family moved to Chittagong and he enrolled in the Lamabazar Primary School Later, he studied at Chittagong Collegiate School and passed the national matriculation examination, was16th out of 39,000 students in East Pakistan was active in the Boy Scouts, In 1955 he attended the World Scouts Jamboree in Canada he traveled through Europe and Asia
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enrolled into Chittagong College and was active in cultural activities and received awards for his dramatic ability Following his graduation, from Dhaka University, Yunus worked as research assistant later he was appointed as a lecturer in economics in Chittagong College obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1969 after getting a Fulbright scholarship From 1969 to 1972, he assistant professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University before
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