FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Martha Stewart Rank: 21 (2004 Rank: Return to the list)
Age: 64 Company: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Title: Founder
Her title doesn't begin to hint at her command. By revamping her board, installing new management, and doing her time, she hopes to return the company to profitability. And her cultural clout remains remarkable.
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.