25. Jeffrey Bewkes
25. Jeffrey Bewkes
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner

The leader of Fortune's parent company has had a good year, driven mainly by Time Warner's filmed entertainment (think Harry Potter) and cable network divisions. Bewkes has focused Time Warner on content creation, spinning off Time Warner Cable, driving the "TV Everywhere" initiative to put shows on multiple devices, and finally undoing the Time Warner/AOL merger. While Time Warner is now more dependent on creating Hollywood hits, the company realizes recurring revenue from subscriptions, TV licensing, and the like.


By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor - Last updated November 17 2011: 5:58 PM ET