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Lee Iacocca (Chrysler)
Lee Iacocca (Chrysler)
Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca
Retired 1992

Iacocca successor Robert Eaton was unpopular among his peers, but he led the company to record sales and profits before selling it to Daimler-Benz in 1998.

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Last updated February 17 2009: 1:35 PM ET
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