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14. Anne Sweeney
Anne Sweeney
Co-chair, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney/ABC Television Group
The Walt Disney Company
2010 rank: 15
Age: 53
Sweeney, a perennial No. 1 on women-in-Hollywood power lists, last year added ABCís eight owned and operated stations to her portfolio. Earlier this year she signed up Katie Couric on a multiplatform deal including a syndicated talk show.
Network with The Walt Disney Company
From the October 17, 2011 issue
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