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Hernando De Soto
President and Founder, Institute for Liberty and Democracy (Time 100, 2004)Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is the founding president of the Lima-based Institute for Liberty & Democracy. He was named one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2004 by Time magazine. In 2005, he was also ranked 13th out of the world's "Top 100 Intellectuals" in a joint survey done by Prospect magazine and Foreign Policy magazine.