Forum of Liberty 2024 in Porto Alegre

Forum of Liberty 2024 in Porto Alegre

Forum of Liberty will welcome Favelado Investor, financial educator who is a phenomenon on social media

An influencer who is a phenomenon on social media and, at the same time, an example that investments are not exclusive to those with a lot of money is the most recent speaker confirmed at the Freedom Forum 2024. The largest stage for political, economic and social debates in America Latin, the event will be held on April 4th and 5th at the Pontifical Catholic University of RS (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre.

Murilo Duarte, known as Favelado Investidor, reached his first million reais in 2021, at the age of 27. Detail: he grew up in Jardim João XXIII, a poor neighborhood in the west of São Paulo. The secret to becoming a millionaire so quickly from humble beginnings was studying to understand the market, investing and entrepreneurship.

Initially, during the Accounting course, Duarte worked as an intern at a notary’s office. From an early age, he read and studied a lot about finance, economics and investments. He guarantees that you don’t need to have a lot of money to start investing, and cites his own example, where he received his initial contributions from Tesouro Direto.

In 2019, he co-founded a financial education company. But the income that started to bear the most fruit was the one he started to obtain as a digital influencer. On YouTube, he created the channel Favelado Investidor. Other sources of income are merchandising for companies in the financial market, the lectures he gives and a course on how to invest. In addition to investments in the financial market, of course.

Today, Duarte has more than 10 thousand students in his training and his followers on social media exceed the 1 million mark. His trajectory drew so much attention that he was listed by Forbes on its famous list of the most brilliant young “entrepreneurs, creators and game-changers who revolutionize business”, Forbes Under 30.

Tickets can now be purchased

Ticket sales for the 2024 Freedom Forum are open. Tickets for the second batch start at R$ 109 (R$ 54.50 for half-price), while the opening lunch of the event costs R$ 549. The prices for the second batch will be maintained until March 8th or while this ticket supply lasts. For the VIP modality, the third batch has already been opened, worth R$329, which runs until March 21st. The VIP + lunch combo has the second batch open, for R$799, until March 22nd. The purchase, which includes a 10% fee, can be paid in up to 12 installments. The link to purchase tickets is


Some of the main speakers already confirmed at the Freedom Forum are:

Estevan Sartoreli – Co-founder and co-CEO of Dengo Chocolates, a company founded in 2017 in Bahia that has a great reputation for sustainability and has experienced a strong rise, especially in São Paulo. A production engineer by training, Sartoreli defines himself as “passionate about cocoa, coffee, chocolates, impactful businesses and people”, and has more than 12 years of experience in consumer goods companies, such as Faber-Castell, Siemens and Natura Cosméticos .

Félix Maradiaga – Main leader of the Nicaraguan opposition to dictator Daniel Ortega, former presidential candidate and former political prisoner Félix Maradiaga, 47, faced numerous criminal charges and smear campaigns during widespread protests against the Ortega regime in 2018. In July 2021, Maradiaga was arbitrarily arrested after announcing his intentions to run for President. Sent to a maximum security prison, he endured inhumane conditions for 611 days. On February 9, 2023, alongside 221 political prisoners, he was deported to the United States, had his assets confiscated and his Nicaraguan nationality taken away.

Fernando Ulrich – Partner at Liberta Investimentos, Fernando Ulrich has more than 21 years of experience with corporate finance and investments, has a master’s degree in Economics from the Austrian School at URJC and an administrator at PUCRS. He worked at XP Inc., ThyssenKrupp and Banco Indusval & Partners, in addition to being an advisor to the Casa da Moeda do Brasil and being an advisor to the Mises Brasil Institute. He is the author of the book “Bitcoin – the currency in the digital era”, the first work in Portuguese on the subject, and maintains a YouTube channel with more than 600 thousand subscribers and 2 million monthly views, in which he deals weekly with topics about economics, markets and investments.

Gustavo Franco – Gustavo H. B. Franco was president of the Central Bank between 1997 and 1999, during the Fernando Henrique Cardoso government, and one of the formulators of the Real Plan, which turns 30 in 2024. After leaving the BC, he founded Rio Bravo Investimentos, with around R$13 billion under management. PhD. From Harvard University (USA), he has been a professor in the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio since 1986 and writes regularly for O Globo and O Estado de São Paulo. He has 16 published books. He received the Libertas Prize at the 2014 Freedom Forum.

Helio Beltrão – Founder of Instituto Millenium (2006), with former Finance Minister Paulo Guedes and others, and founder and CEO of Instituto Mises Brasil (2007), both think-tanks active in the battle of ideas waged over the last 15 years. Beltrão is a reference for contemporary Brazilian liberalism, having been fundamental to the advancement of this ideal in society, and more recently in politics. He has an MBA from Columbia University and was an executive at Banco Garantia, in addition to being a management advisor for numerous companies, such as Grupo Ultra, Copasa, Restoque, Metalfrio, Artesia, Abyara, Affero Lab and Ediouro.

Marcelo Rech – President of the National Association of Newspapers and columnist for the newspaper Zero Hora, Marcelo Rech was an executive at Grupo RBS, where he also worked as a reporter, editorial director of the periodical, executive director of Journalism and Editorial and Institutional vice-president. The journalist has specialization courses at Kellog’s Media Management Center and in Media Strategy at Harvard Business School. He has presided over the World Editors’ Forum and is now a member of the executive committee of the World Association of News Publishers, as well as a member of councils linked to the defense of freedom of expression in Brazil and abroad.

Marcos Lisboa – Between 2003 and 2005, Marcos Lisboa was Secretary of Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance, in the first Lula government. From 2006 to 2009, he served as executive director of Itaú-Unibanco. Afterwards, Lisbon had a remarkable time at Insper, one of the most important research institutions in the country, which he presided over between 2015 and 2023. In the academic field, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and was an assistant professor of Economics at the University from Stanford, from 1996 to 1998, and at the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, between 1998 and 2002.

Michael Shellenberger – Called an “Environmental Hero” by Time Magazine, winner of the Green Book Award and author of the bestsellers “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities” (2021) and “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All” (2020), Michael Shellenberger is one of North America’s leading intellectuals on clean energy and a representative of the pro-human environmental movement. He has been a climate and environmental activist for more than 30 years, during which time he has helped save nuclear reactors around the world to prevent a rise in air pollution, as well as California’s last unprotected redwood forest, among other achievements.

Professor HOC – One of the country’s greatest experts in geopolitics, Heni Ozi Cukier, known as Professor HOC, has a degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the United States and a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and International Peace from the American University in Washington DC. Professor HOC has the largest channel on geopolitics in Brazil, with more than 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube, and on Instagram he has more than 700 thousand followers.

Tinga – Paulo César Tinga was a football player who played for major Brazilian and foreign clubs, being called up to the Brazilian National Team. Better known as Tinga, in honor of the Restinga neighborhood, in Porto Alegre, it goes beyond football. An entrepreneur, he founded the first online course aimed at training new athletes, ByTinga. He is the owner, partner and investor of companies in different sectors in Brazil, such as retail, theme parks, hotels and real estate, as well as the creator and coordinator of important social projects without government support, spread across Brazil.

Zeina Latif – One of the most renowned economists in the country, Zeina Latif is an economic consultant and partner at Gibraltar Consulting. She worked in the government of the State of São Paulo, as Secretary of Economic Development. Her career was more focused on the financial market, in which she stood out for her work in several institutions, such as XP, where she was chief economist. With a master’s degree and doctorate from USP, she is a columnist for the newspaper O Globo and author of the book “nós do Brasil: Nossa Herança e Nossas Escolhas”, by Editora Record.

About the 37th Freedom Forum

The 37th edition of the Freedom Forum, the largest stage for political, economic and social debates in Latin America, will have as its theme one question: Brave Free World? The inspiration is the literary classic “Brave New World”, by Aldous Huxley, which portrays a society without freedom. The visual identity of this year’s Freedom Forum was generated using a generative artificial intelligence platform. The use of artificial intelligence also refers to the plot of the book published in 1932, which presents a distant future with the strong presence of technology.

About the IEE

The IEE is a non-profit civil institution or political party commitment, founded in Porto Alegre in 1984 and which organizes the Freedom Forum annually. The Institute aims to encourage and prepare new leaders, based on the concepts of market economy and free enterprise. One of the main tasks of the IEE is the training of leaders with entrepreneurial capacity. In this sense, it encourages debate and the exchange of experiences among its associates so that they perform their functions in society in an ethical and planned manner, with persistence and motivation to achieve success in their areas of activity.