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19. Susan Wagner
Susan Wagner
Vice chairman
BlackRock
2010 rank: 26
Age: 50
Over the past year, the BlackRock co-founder orchestrated the sales of Bank of Americaís stake in the company, as well as a portion of PNCís position. She also spearheaded the end-of-2009 acquisition of Barclays Global Investors, which was a major contributor in more than doubling profits.
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From the October 17, 2011 issue
25 Highest-paid women

Oracle's Safra Catz raked in a whopping $42 million in total compensation last year. See how much the other top earners took home.

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Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3
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