He’s a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
He also serves on the board of directors of the United Nations Foundation.
He’s Muhammad Yunus and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Start very small
He studied at Chittagong College, he became active in cultural activities and won awards for drama.
2. Challenge things
He enrolled in the Department of Economics at Dhaka University and completed his BA in 1960 and MA in 1961.
3. Don’t be money centered
During the Bangladesh Liberation War, he founded a citizen’s committee and ran the Bangladesh Information Center.
4. Don’t wait for a certificate
He’s a founding board member of Grameen America and Grameen Foundation, which support microcredit.
5. Behave like a job creator
In 1983, the pilot project began operation as a full-fledged bank for poor Bangladeshis and was renamed Grameen Bank.
6. Find your inspiration
He received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.
7. Reinvent your purpose
In 2008, he was rated number 2 in Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the ‚Top 100 Global Thinkers‘.
8. Don’t limit your imagination
He co-founded Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives.
9. Have confidence
In 2012, he became Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.
10. Create the better world
He published several books related to his finance work.