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23. Rosalind Brewer
Rosalind Brewer
EVP and President, Walmart East
Wal-Mart
2010 rank: 35
Age: 49
With her new job as head of the retail behemoth’s Eastern division, the Lockheed and Molson Coors board member now manages operations in 20 states, with 550,000 associates and about $100 billion in sales -- a figure that would put her division in the top 20 of the Fortune 500 if it were a standalone company.
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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
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Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3
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