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46. Shari Ballard
Shari Ballard
President, Americas; Enterprise EVP, Best Buy
Best Buy
2010 rank: 48
Age: 45
The Michigan native co-manages a huge operation: The U.S. portion of the business alone generated 74% of Best Buyís $50 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year. But while the company boosted total sales thanks to new stores, profits dropped on restructuring charges.
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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