Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Prize Winner (2006) for combating poverty via the “micro credit system” that he developed in Bangladesh and spread to other countries in Asia. He previously was a professor of economics where he developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.  He is the author of Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism and Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty.