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46. Lauren Zalaznick
President, NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks
GE (GE)
2009 rank: 48
Age: 47

This tastemaker spins gold out of reality TV, from the Housewives franchise to Top Chef. Her Bravo and Oxygen networks continue to climb in the ratings and deliver big profits.

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