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8. Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump
Age: 28

The Wharton grad is an executive vice president at her dad's firm -- and fast becoming the family's next brand.

She helped launch the Trump Hotel Collection that has three open properties and more than a dozen in the pipeline. Most recently, she's been involved in a deal to buy back Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City in an effort to revive the casino group.

But Trump isn't a clone of her father; prior to joining the family business she gained entry-level experience while working for developer Bruce Ratner and recently launched her own jewelry line.

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Last updated October 22 2009: 7:50 AM ET
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