FORTUNE 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 
FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Highest paid
Zoe Cruz Morgan Stanley $30 million 16
Susan L. Decker Yahoo $25 million  
Irene B. Rosenfeld Kraft Foods $19.2 million 5
Christina A. Gold Western Union $16.5 million  
Paula Reynolds Safeco $13.9 million  
Ann Livermore Hewlett-Packard $11.8 million 13
Lisa W. Rodriguez Weatherford International $11.4 million  
Meg Whitman eBay $11 million 3
Pat Woertz Archer Daniels Midland $10.7 million 6
Andrea Jung Avon Products $10.7 million 9
Susan Ivey Reynolds American $10.7 million 24
Sallie Krawcheck Citigroup $10.6 million 12
Anne Mulcahy Xerox $10.5 million 2
Catherine West J. C. Penney $10.2 million  
Catherine M. Burzik Kinetic Concepts $9.6 million  
Susan D. Kronick Macy's $9.3 million  
Linda Chen Wynn Resorts $9 million  
Karen L. Katen Pfizer $8.6 million  
Sara A. Fields UAL $8.5 million  
Kathryn V. Marinello Ceridian $8.5 million  
Dawn Hudson PepsiCo $8.4 million 41
Janet E. Grove Macy's $8.3 million  
Christine Poon Johnson & Johnson $7.8 million 14
Susan Desmond-Hellmann Genentech $7.8 million 21
Vivian L. Banta Prudential Financial $7.8 million  
From the October 15, 2007 issue
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based annual bonuses, the grant date present value of new stock and option awards, the target value of long-term incentive awards payable in cash, and other compensation. Where relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Sept. 1.
Young and powerful
29 Sheryl Sandberg 38
26 Charlene Begley 40
12 Sallie Krawcheck 42
Perennial powers
These women have been on the Power 50 each year since it began in 1998.
43 Cathleen Black Hearst Magazines
9 Andrea Jung Avon
34 Shelley Lazarus WPP
How we pick the Most Powerful Women
FORTUNE ranks women in for-profit companies based on the size, importance, and health of their business in the global economy; career momentum; and social and cultural influence. If you have further questions about the Most Powerful Women list, please e-mail