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Jack Welch (General Electric)
Jack Welch (General Electric)
Former GE chief Jack Welch
Retired 2001

After spending years planning his succession, GE's legendary CEO finally picked Jeff Immelt. But Welch criticized Immelt this year when the CEO failed to anticipate that GE's profits would slide.

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Last updated February 17 2009: 1:35 PM ET
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