Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, his special program for microlending to the poor, were winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, which an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. He also received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2009 and was named one of Fortune's 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time in 2012.
Karl Weber, president of Karl Weber Literary, is a writer, editor, and book developer with over twenty-five years of experience in the book publishing industry. Weber has coauthored and edited a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller Creating a World without Poverty, coauthored with Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize; the #1 New York Times bestseller What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan, which Weber edited; and two bestselling companion books to acclaimed documentary films, Food Inc. and Waiting for "Superman," both of which Weber edited. Before founding his company, Weber served as managing director of the Times Business imprint at Random House and as senior editor and publisher in the trade book division of John Wiley & Sons. He also spent time as an editor at McGraw-Hill and AMACOM, the book-publishing division of the American Management Association. Weber lives in Irvington, New York, with his wife.
Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.
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