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3. Pat Woertz
3. Pat Woertz
Chairman, CEO, and president
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
2008 rank: 3
Age: 56

The soybean company's queen has bet big on ethanol, and ADM's stock has risen 15% over the past 12 months. Woertz, who spent three decades in the oil industry before joining ADM in 2006, also sits on the Procter & Gamble board.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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