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General Motors and Electric Vehicle Development in DetroitGeneral Motors and Electric Vehicle Development in Detroit
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Mary Barra

  • Title
    Chairman and CEO
  • Affiliation
    General Motors
  • Age
    56

GM hit a few speed bumps in the past year: The Chevrolet Bolt EV, once a bestseller, slipped behind all three of Tesla’s electric cars in sales, while a brewing trade war with China threatened the automaker’s profits. Meanwhile, GM recorded a $3.9 billion loss in 2017, owing largely to the new U.S. tax law. Still, Barra is barreling ahead. She scored a $2.25 billion investment in autonomous-vehicle venture GM Cruise from the SoftBank Vision Fund and plans to deploy GM’s first self-driving cars for ride sharing in 2019.

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Previous Rank1
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Company Financials (2017, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)157,311
Profits ($M)-3,864
Market Value as of 09/18/18 ($M)
49,522.2