16. Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige
President, Marvel Studios
Age: 38
Industry: Hollywood

Kevin Feige has his dream job. As Marvel's studio head, he plans, casts, and produces big-budget movies based on the superheroes he loved reading about as a kid. "I'm certainly pleased I've been able to fulfill a promise to my 8-year-old self," he says. He's the mind behind the Iron Man franchise, as well as this summer's Thor and Captain America, which both banked nearly $70 million on opening weekend. Next up: The Avengers.

Right place, right time: While a film student at the University of Southern California, Feige wandered up to the second floor of the George Lucas building and saw an internship posting. "That was the last résumé I ever filled out," he says.


Last updated October 25 2011: 5:11 PM ET
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