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29. Lubna Olayan
Lubna Olayan
Olayan Financing
Country: Saudi Arabia
2007 rank: 29

Last year was a busy one for the 53-year-old Olayan, who joined the advisory boards of Rolls-Royce and Citigroup. Holding company Olayan Financing is in the thick of the banking meltdown, with stakes in J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch. But Olayan's firm continues to make some gutsy bets, including an investment in U.S. real estate firm Related Cos.

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