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8. Carol Bartz
8. Carol Bartz
CEO
Yahoo (YHOO)
2008 rank: Return
Age: 61

The candid former CEO of Autodesk is betting on display ads, content, and mobile capabilities to give the web pioneer new life. After six months on the job, she forged a deal for Microsoft to power searches on Yahoo.com.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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