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4. Angela Braly
4. Angela Braly
President and CEO
Wellpoint (WLP)
2008 rank: 5
Age: 49

A Texan who started out as a waitress, Braly now runs a $61 billion health insurer with 34 million members -- more than any competitor. With a public insurance plan all but off the table, WellPoint's stock is up 71% since March.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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