45. Sly Bailey
CEO, Trinity Mirror
2005 rank: 33
Bailey, 44, received a 13% salary increase last year, bumping her compensation up to $1.8 million, but advertising revenue and circulation continue to decline at Trinity Mirror's newspapers. Still, she managed to show a $476 million operating profit last year on revenues of $2.1 billion.
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