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12. Anne Sweeney
Anne Sweeney
Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President
Disney/ABC Television Group
2011 rank: 14
Age: 54
Sweeney's division, home to the Disney Channel, ABC Family, and more, helped Media Networks hit $18.7 billion in revenue, almost half of Disney's total sales. Another win this year: ABC's Good Morning America dethroned NBC's Today as No. 1.
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