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35. Lynn Elsenhans
Lynn Elsenhans
Chairman, CEO, and president, Sunoco; Chairman, CEO, Sunoco Logistics Partners
Sunoco
2010 rank: 41
Age: 55
The only female head of Big Oil in the U.S., Elsenhans has made bold moves to overhaul the $37 billion refiner. She’s sold the chemicals business and ditched three money-losing refineries. She is relying more on retail fuels and logistics, with high returns and stable cash flows.
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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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