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47. Amy Pascal
Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment; chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
Sony (SNE)
2009 rank: 49
Age: 52

The hits kept rolling in for Pascal in 2009: Michael Jackson's "This Is It," "Angels and Demons," and "2012" helped lead Sony to its best year at the global box office, with $3.6 billion in ticket sales. Her division hit another milestone when ticket sales outside North America passed $2 billion for the first time.

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