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50. Maggie Wilderotter
50. Maggie Wilderotter
Chairman and CEO
Frontier Communications (FTR)
2008 rank: New
Age: 54

The Microsoft and AT&T alum made a big bet by agreeing to acquire Verizon assets for $8.6 billion. The deal is expected to create a company with $6.5 billion in revenue and propel it onto the Fortune 500. In her spare time this Yahoo, Xerox, and P&G board member helps out at her husband's vineyard.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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