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10. Sherilyn McCoy
Sherilyn McCoy
Vice chairman, executive committee, office of the chairman
Johnson & Johnson
2010 rank: 12
Age: 52
In December longtime J&J pharmaceuticals chief McCoy took on the health giant’s troubled consumer business, along with corporate affairs. She oversees 60,000 employees. CEO Bill Weldon also named her vice chair, fueling fresh speculation that she’s his likely successor.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
25 Highest-paid women

Oracle's Safra Catz raked in a whopping $42 million in total compensation last year. See how much the other top earners took home.

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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
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