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38. Gail Boudreaux
38. Gail Boudreaux
President, UnitedHealthcare and EVP, UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (UNH)
2008 rank: 45
Age: 49

She's a rising star in a brutally competitive business. UNH hired her last year to run its largest division, which generates half the company's $81.2 billion in revenue.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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