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Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!

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The Executives

The Executives

Carol Bartz

CEO
Yahoo

It’s hard to think of a more daunting job than succeeding Jerry Yang as CEO of Yahoo after the company’s stock dropped from $33 to $12 during the last year of his tenure. But Carol Bartz has done it before. As CEO of Autodesk, she spent 14 years transforming the fledgling $285 million design-software company into a $1.5 billion leader — that includes the month she took off to beat breast cancer. Since taking over Yahoo in 2009, she’s dramatically cut costs, inked a search and advertising deal with Microsoft, and launched a $100 million marketing campaign to revive the company’s image. —Damian Joseph

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