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  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
  • Company
    Archer Daniels Midland
  • Age
    60
  • Last Year's Rank
    6

Amid a historic U.S. drought, agri-giant ADM’s stock soared 45% in the 12 months ended Aug. 1. The CEO freed up $2 billion in cash by reducing inventory and selling noncore assets. Woertz is also making way for a $3.2 billion takeover of Australia’s GrainCorp.