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Terry Semel
Terry Semel
Downfall: Onetime movie exec stepped down as Yahoo CEO in June 2007 following shareholder dissatisfaction over poor stock performance. Stayed on as chairman until January.

Today: Has revived his investment firm, Windsor Media (founded in 1999), and hired two former Yahoo execs to ramp up the company and possibly seek Hollywood deals.

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Last updated May 30 2008: 10:35 AM ET