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Greg Mortenson

American mountaineer and humanitarian

1957   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of South Dakota, Roseville Area High School
occupation: philanthropist, writer, nurse, mountaineer
award received: American Peace Award

Greg Mortenson is an American professional speaker, writer, veteran, and former mountaineer. He is a co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit Central Asia Institute and the founder of the educational charity Pennies for Peace.Mortenson is the co-author of The New York Times Bestseller, Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.Mortenson was accused of financial irregularities in handling donations to the CAI and falsehoods in his books. In 2012, Mortenson repaid $1 million to the CAI after an inquiry by the Montana Attorney General.
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