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Indra Nooyi
Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: PepsiCo
Company rank: 59
Age: 52
Compensation: $11.8 million

PepsiCo is on a binge--a $1.3 billion feast of acquisitions. But it's not for fat or sugar-laden products. Instead, Indra Nooyi (who's been CEO since 2006) has been culling from a menu of natural and organic snacks and drinks. The beverage giant has already bought Naked Juice, which promises antioxidant-heavy, no-sugar-added smoothies, and Stacy's Pita chips.

Nooyi's motivation has been to make moves that fatten up the bottom line without adding to the expansion of customers' waistlines. The strategy seems to be working: In 2007, Nooyi's first full year as CEO, revenue increased 12% to $39.5 billion.


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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:52 AM ET
Compensation figures include salary, bonus, deferred compensation, non-equity incentive plan, pension and exercised options, according to most recent data available. Figures are for 2007, unless otherwise noted.