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Carol Meyrowitz
Title: President and CEO
Company: TJX
Company rank: 132
Age: 54
Compensation: $7.6 million

Carol Meyrowitz took over TJX, the largest off-price retailer (home to T.J.Maxx and Marshall's), just as a major security breach unraveled early last year. That violation, which compromised the information of millions of customers, led to an investigation and millions of dollars of settlement fees paid by TJX to Visa and MasterCard.

But not everything has been burdensome for the 25-year retail vet: Meyrowitz recently reported the company's financial results, including a 4.6% net income increase and a 22% dividend hike for shareholders.

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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.