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Muhammad Yunus was born in 1940 in Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh. The third of fourteen children, five of whom died in infancy, he was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became the head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Yunus, Muhammad, -- 1940-
Grameen Bank -- History.
Bankers -- Bangladesh -- Biography.
Social reformers -- Bangladesh -- Biography.
Microfinance -- Bangladesh -- History.
Rural poor -- Bangladesh -- History.