FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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12. Anne Sweeney
Anne Sweeney
Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President
Disney/ABC Television Group
2011 rank: 14
Age: 54
Sweeney's division, home to the Disney Channel, ABC Family, and more, helped Media Networks hit $18.7 billion in revenue, almost half of Disney's total sales. Another win this year: ABC's Good Morning America dethroned NBC's Today as No. 1.
From the October 8, 2012 issue
How we pick the Power 50
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.