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71. Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

AGE: 35
OCCUPATION: Founder, Interfaith Youth Core

Since 2002, this Muslim-Indian Chicagoan has shown through op-eds, a book, and a training institute that the way to bridge faiths is to acknowledge differences and get together anyway. Last March, the White House partnered with Patel to show 500 universities how to do just that.

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