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50. Amy Pascal
Amy Pascal
Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
2010 rank: 47
Age: 53
Itís been bittersweet for Pascal -- even with hits like The Social Network and Salt, overall ticket sales fell in 2010, and high marketing costs kept profits flat. But Sony executives are bullish on the studio, and Pascal renewed her employment contract for five years.
Network with Sony
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