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Andrea Jung
Andrea Jung
Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: Avon
Company rank: 255
Age: 50
Compensation: $11.1 million

Widely recognized for engineering a turnaround at this iconic American company, Andrea Jung is determined to make the whole world beautiful. And she's succeeding: With more than 75% of sales now outside the U.S., Avon has seen double-digit revenue gains in China and parts of Latin America.

But the strengthening dollar has been a drag on foreign revenues, and the company has been forced to eliminate 2,500 to 3,000 jobs and freeze salaries in an effort to save about $200 million by 2013.

Still, cost-cutting hasn't kept Jung -- who sits on the boards of GE and Apple -- from dressing up Avon's image; the company spent over $350 million on advertising last year, enlisting the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Courtney Cox for campaigns.

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Last updated April 21 2009: 3:48 PM ET
Compensation figures include salary, bonus, stock awards, option awards, non-equity incentive plan compensation, change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings and all other compensation as reported in the company proxy statement. Figures are for 2008 unless otherwise noted.
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