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15. Anne Sweeney
Co-chair, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney-ABC Television Group
Walt Disney (DIS)
2009 rank: 16
Age: 52

She oversees all the non-sports assets in the $16.2 billion media network's portfolio; sales edged up 2% in 2009, thanks in part to higher fees charged per subscriber for the Disney Channel and ABC Family. Her latest hits include ABC's Modern Family.

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