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2. Irene Rosenfeld
2. Irene Rosenfeld
Chairman and CEO
Kraft Foods (KFT)
2008 rank: 2
Age: 56

This pianist and avid Rollerblader has advertised heavily during the recession to keep sales of macaroni and cheese and Kool-Aid flowing. Revenue was up 15% in 2008, and the stock -- a recent addition to the Dow 30 -- outperformed the S&P over the past year.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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