17 who fell off the list

Power is hard to get - and tough to hang on to. More than half of the CEOs who made the top 25 in 2003 did not make the cut this year.

Henry Paulson
Henry Paulson
2003 rank: 22
Company: Goldman Sachs
Career change took him out of the private sector; named Secretary of the Treasury in June 2006.

Sandy Weill

Lee Raymond

Michael Dell

Hank Greenberg

Bill Gross

Hank McKinnell

Franklin Raines

Sam Palmisano

Craig Barrett

Sumner Redstone

Ivan Seidenberg

Carly Fiorina

Stan O'Neal

Henry Paulson

Brian Roberts

Dick Parsons

Rick Wagoner
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