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  • Rank
    2
  • Previous Rank
    29
  • Age
    52
  • Title
    CEO
  • Company
    General Motors
  • Industry
    Auto

Barra became the auto industry’s first female CEO in January and promptly faced GM’s largest vehicle recall ever (29 million so far) from a faulty ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths since 2005. She is also tackling GM’s infamous culture. (see story)