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With more than 7.5 million daily deliveries to customers in 220 countries, FedEx is truly global. It has had to cut staff in the downturn but has picked up market share. The Fortune 500 stalwart moved up nine spots on this year's list, to No. 59.

From left: Fred Smith, CEO and chairman, FedEx; Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo; Shirley Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Gary Loveman, CEO, Harrah'sEntertainment; Judith Estrin, CEO, JLabs; John Edwardson, CEO, CDW; Steven Loranger, CEO, ITT; Joshua Smith, chairman, Coaching Group; Peter Willmott, CEO, Willmott Services; Jim Barksdale, chairman, Barksdale Management. Board member J.R. Hyde III, chairman, GTX, not pictured.

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