MPW 2016 — Ruth Porat (alternate 1)
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  • Title
    CFO, Google and Alphabet
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  • Age

Porat has quickly established herself as a powerful force in tech. Just three months after taking Google’s CFO job in May 2015, she got a promotion when it created a Berkshire ­Hathaway–like holding company, Alphabet, and named her CFO of that company as well. Wall Street seems to approve: Alphabet’s stock price has jumped 20% since the reorganization, and in 2016 the company reported double-digit increases in both profits and revenues. Porat is also bringing discipline to the company’s moonshots, such as self-driving cars and ­Internet-providing balloons.

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

Revenues ($B)745
Profits ($B)1,634
Market Value as of 8/26/16 ($M)537023