Mark Hurd, 49

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

His just-the-operations-ma'am approach to business has rejuvenated the iconic computing giant, which in October overtook Dell and reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the PC market. Investors are rejoicing that he's so far survived HP's board-level spying scandal.
Mark Hurd, 49
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