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40. Abbe Raven
Abbe Raven
President and CEO
A&E Television Networks
2010 rank: New
Age: 58
Raven oversees two of the top five networks in cable: the History Channel and A&E. According to SNL Kagan data, she will be pulling in nearly $3 billion in revenue in 2011, with a reach across 150 nations. Her empire includes 10 channels.
Network with A&E Television Networks
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