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13. Cesar Conde
Cesar Conde
President, Univision Networks
Age: 35
Marital status: Engaged
Highest Education: Master's degree

The Miami native of Cuban and Peruvian descent worked in M&A at Salomon Smith Barney, was president of his MBA class at Wharton, and took a leave from Univision to serve as a White House Fellow under then Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2002.

When he returned in 2003, he began a rapid ascent at the media company, the fifth-most-watched network in the country. In August he was promoted to president of Univision Networks, adding to his duties oversight of programming and making him the heir apparent to Univision CEO Joe Uva.

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Last updated March 26 2010: 10:26 AM ET
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Note: To be eligible for Fortune's 40 under 40, candidates had to be 39 or younger on Nov. 1, 2009.
List compiled by Alyssa Abkowitz, Maha Atal, Katie Benner, Scott Cendrowski, Lawrence Delevigne, Telis Demos, Jessi Hempel, Suzanne Kapner, Mina Kimes, Beth Kowitt, Jessica Shambora, Richard Siklos, Kim Thai, Christopher Tkaczyk and Jia Lynn Yang. Research by Marilyn Adamo and Doris Burke.
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