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  • Rank
    50
  • Previous Rank
    -
  • Age
    51
  • Title
    Global CEO
  • Company
    Chanel
  • Industry
    Fashion

While privately held Chanel keeps a low corporate profile, its brands are anything but. The legendary fashion house sold $4.1 billion in beauty products last year, according to Euromonitor–and that figure doesn’t even include the company’s iconic clothing. Chiquet, a former president of Banana Republic, became CEO in 2007 and has pushed to keep the 105-year-old company fresh, enlisting stars like Brad Pitt for ad campaigns, renovating its boutiques, and launching 12 new collections last year.