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79. Linda Johnson Rice

Linda Johnson Rice

AGE: 53
OCCUPATION: Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company

Rice, the scion of the Johnson Publishing empire, hired Desirée Rogers (No. 73). Smart move. The company Rice’s parents founded is reviving its relevance to African Americans nationwide.

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