FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
Safra Catz Rank: 49 (2004 Rank: Return to the list)
Age: 43 Company:Oracle Based in: Redwood City Title: Co-President Get quote:ORCL
CEO Larry Ellison calls the shots, but Catz often handles day-to-day operations as one of three co-presidents at the world's second-largest software company. One recent highlight: Oracle finally purchased PeopleSoft for $10.3 billion after an 18-month court battle.
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.