FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Judy McGrath Rank: 10 (2004 Rank: 11)
Age: 52 Company:Viacom Based in: New York Title: Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks Get quote:CBS
McGrath's channels, like Comedy Central, home of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, wield unparalleled pop-culture clout. Estimated profit margins at MTV, her flagship channel 57% last year are the envy of the industry.
From the November 14, 2005 issue
These women are among the highest paid in corporate America. All of them are employed by companies with over $1 billion in sales that filed proxies by September 1, 2005.
Newcomer Charlene Begley heads up GE's plastics division and is the youngest of this group at age 39. She bumped last year's youngest gun, Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck, now 40. But, on average, the Power 50 are in their late 40s.