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11. Safra Catz
Safra Catz
President and CFO
Oracle
2010 rank: 11
Age: 49
With Catz in charge of M&A, the tech company has completed 80-plus deals valued at more than $43 billion in the past six years. Recently sheís pushed to grow the hardware business (think Sun Microsystems). In April she added the CFO title, and reported the companyís first $10 billion quarter two months later.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
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How we pick the Power 50
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the womanís business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the womanís career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.

Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3