2013's top people in business

Fortune's annual list is filled with executives who defied expectations (buying a newspaper, leaving luxury for Apple), executed big turnarounds, and delivered stellar results for their shareholders.

15.  Ajay Banga

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CEO, MasterCard (MA, Fortune 500)

--Returnee

The move to cashless and mobile transactions is benefiting Banga's payments company; some think the stock, now at about $735 a share, could go to $1,000.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 21 2013 01:32 PM ET
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