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9. Güler Sabanci
Güler Sabanci
Chairman and managing director
Sabanci Holding
Country: Turkey
2007 rank: 8

Sabanci, 53, is in her fifth year at the helm of her family's industrial, financial, and retail empire. Revenue grew 23% in 2007, to $14.8 billion, and the firm continues to profit from Turkish economic growth. Sabanci also is expanding the conglomerate's supermarket chain, and she's entering into a new energy joint venture, Enjerjisa, that aims to beef up the undersized Turkish power system.

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