Panel Discussion

Our panel of experts explored the issues covered in ‘To Catch A Dollar’ and the opportunities presented throughout the film. The event also included video appearances by Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon.

Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus

Professor Yunus is known worldwide for his successful application of the concept of microcredit, the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. He founded the Grameen Bank in 1976; in 2006 they were honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Suze Orman

SUZE ORMAN is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.

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Premal Shah

Premal first began dreaming of “internet microfinance” while working at PayPal, the online payments company. In late 2004, Premal took a 3 month leave from PayPal to develop and test the internet microfinance concept in India. When he returned to Silicon Valley, he met other like-minded dreamers and quit his job at PayPal to help bring the Kiva concept to life and eventually to scale.

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Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo is anchor of CNBC’s "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" (M-F, 3-5 p.m. ET), and anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," recently rated the most watched financial news program in America.

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