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  • Title
    CFO and EVP
  • Affiliation
    Microsoft
  • Age
    44

CFO since 2013 and the first woman to hold the job at ­Microsoft, Hood played a key part in the negotiations for the company’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in June. The former investment banker is now considered ­Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s right hand. She is overseeing the financial side of the $85.3-billion-in-revenue company’s transition to cloud ­computing, including nearly $7 billion in spending on new data centers last year. After Microsoft’s COO left this year, Hood took on responsibility for worldwide licensing and pricing.

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Company Financials (2015, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($B)85.3
Profits ($B)16.8
Market Value as of 8/26/16 ($M)
452200