20. Susan Ivey
Chairman and CEO, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (RAI)
Chairman, President, and CEO, Reynolds American (RAI)
2005 rank: 24
Since she was named chairman in January, Ivey has watched Reynolds American's stock price climb 33%. But litigation risk could dampen the blaze at the $8.3 billion tobacco company, maker of a third of all cigarettes sold in the U.S.
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