FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

16 of 50
16. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Chairman, CEO, and chief creative officer, OWN; chairman, Harpo
2010 rank: 6
Age: 57
When OWN flagged this year, Winfrey moved in as CEO and chief creative officer of her new cable network. Sheís added 20 new advertisers for 2012. But with Oprah not in living rooms every day, courtesy of her former daily syndicated talk show, her influence has waned.
Network with Harpo
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