5. Marjorie Scardino
2005 rank: 3
Scardino, a former journalist, has been the subject of articles chronicling her attempts to hang on to the Financial Times, which Pearson owns. Shareholders have urged her to sell the paper, but Scardino's cost-cutting measures seem to be paying off: Last year the FT returned a profit after four years of losses.
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