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31. Christina Gold
31. Christina Gold
CEO and president
Western Union (WU)
2008 rank: 21
Age: 62

Gold, whose father was a champion gymnast, is trying to expand her company's purview, pushing innovations like money transfers via cellphones. While transactions are growing at a good clip and net income is up, 158-year-old Western Union's stock is down 37% over the past year.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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