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2. Jim Skinner, Chief Operating Officer
2. Jim Skinner, Chief Operating Officer
CEO, McDonald's

It would be a cliché to say Skinner runs a tight ship (and corny too: He's a Navy vet) if it weren't completely on the mark. The McDonald's CEO places a high emphasis on efficiency at the 33,000-restaurant company, working hard to make sure new products are crowd pleasers and moneymakers.

Last updated August 22 2011: 1:30 PM ET
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