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61. Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

AGE: 42
OCCUPATION: President, Ariel Investments

Brilliant financial minds are a dime a dozen in these parts. But how many wonks also appear regularly on network TV, have the ear of Howard Schultz (Starbucks) and Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), and date George Lucas?

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Photograph: Andy Goodwin

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