44. Charles W. Moorman IV
44. Charles W. Moorman IV
Chairman and CEO, Norfolk Southern

These are great times for the U.S. rail oligopoly, though not so great for the shippers that depend on them and are getting killed by rising shipping costs. Under Moorman's leadership, Norfolk Southern has stood out from the pack for its strong safety and corporate governance record. The numbers aren't too bad either: Over the past year, revenues rose by 16.9% and profits by 37.3%.


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