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6. Andrea Jung
Andrea Jung
Chairman and CEO
Avon Products (AVP)
2007 rank: 9
Age: 50

As part of a three-year extreme makeover, Jung trimmed management, invested $100 million in research facilities, and tripled ad spending. In China, Avon has doubled the number of direct-selling reps to 700,000. The stock is up 15% in the past year, and Avon's second-quarter performance was the best since the turnaround began. Jung recently became the only female member of Apple's board.

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Last updated October 16 2008: 10:16 AM ET
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