Yunus joins entrepreneurs on the cover of Forbes' annual philanthropy edition

Click to see full article. (Michael Prince for FORBES)

Click to see full article. (Michael Prince for FORBES)

Yunus sits with 3 billionaires and Liberia’s president on the cover of the December 2nd issue of Forbes Magazine that features the story, “Entrepreneurs Can Save the World.” Yunus recently received Forbes’ lifetime achievement award for social entrepreneurship. What struck me is that Yunus is not a wealthy man like the others in the story. He lives in a small apartment and has no car or second, third, or fourth house. He changed the world by promoting the concept of microcredit. Before his efforts, banks would not lend money to very poor people. Now, he is trying to change the world again by promoting social entrepreneurship. Yunus teaches us an important lesson — you can make a difference from the middle class.

— Katharine