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18. Carol Meyrowitz
18. Carol Meyrowitz
CEO and president
2008 rank: 19
Age: 55

The retailer behind T.J. Maxx and Marshalls kept a close eye on expenses, making TJX a rare retail success story. Sales rose 4% in fiscal 2009 to $19 billion.

NEXT: 19. Colleen Goggins
Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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