According to this New Fortune Magazine List, Anne Sweeney Has Overtaken Oprah

Sep 29, 2011  •  Post A Comment

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey takes a tumble, but she has this week, according to Fortune magazine’s annual list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business."

Though Oprah still has her fledgling Oprah Winfrey Network, with the ending of her iconic syndicated talk show she fell from No. 6 on the list last year to No. 16 this year.

Oprah had been the highest ranking women on the list who works primarily in media. That honor now goes to Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. Sweeney is No. 14 on this year’s list.

The next women on the list from a media company is Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, who checks in at No. 36.

Other women in media on the list are A&E’s Abbe Raven (No. 40), NBC’s Lauren Zalaznick (No.43), and Sony’s Amy Pascal (No. 50).

Topping Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerfil Women in Business is Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of Kraft.

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