FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen

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18. Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson
Vice chairman and director, FMR LLC; President, Fidelity Personal, Workplace, and Institutional Services
Fidelity Investments
2010 rank: 21
Age: 49
The financial services giant is mum about succession, but Johnson, who oversees $3.5 trillion in assets, may have stepped closer to the top spot when her 81-year-old father, Fidelity Investments and FMR CEO Ned, gave up one of his board posts this spring.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
How we pick the Power 50
The list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the womanís business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the womanís career (resume and runway ahead), and societal and cultural influence.

Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3