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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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President of Disney/ABC Television Group leads The Hollywood Reporter's 19th annual list.

Wesley Mann

Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney tops The Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Power 100 list.

This is the second year in a row that Sweeney has held the top spot -- she shared the 2009 honor with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal.

The top place was determined, among other criteria, by three financial measures: 1. Revenue generated for companies; 2. valuation of assets; 3. number of employees overseen.

And this is what put Sweeney solidly in first place:
-- Revenue at Disney Media Networks last year was more than $17 billion, up 6 percent.
-- Those same properties are valued at a staggering $61 billion.
-- She oversees 10,000 employees, far more than any other woman in the entertainment industry.

It also didn't hurt that when asked, "Who is the most powerful woman in Hollywood?" almost everyone THR contacted -- from high-level agents to producers and even rival executives -- named Sweeney.

Actress Angelina Jolie returned to the list at No. 26, while other personalities were honored for the first time -- television’s Judge Judy took 48th place, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer moved into No. 76.  And the emerging Kardashian sisters rounded out the list in the 100th spot.

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  1. 1 Anne Sweeney

    Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks; President of Disney/ABC Televisio...read more

  2. 2 Amy Pascal

    Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainmentread more

  3. 3 Bonnie Hammer

    President, NBCU Cable Entertainment read more

  4. 4 Oprah Winfrey

    Chairman, Harporead more

  5. 5 Abbe Raven

    President and CEO, A&E Television Networksread more

  6. 6 Stacey Snider

    Co-chairman and CEO, Dreamworksread more

  7. 7 Donna Langley

    Co-chairman, Universal Picturesread more

  8. 8 Nina Tassler

    President, CBS Entertainmentread more

  9. 9 Dana Walden

    Chairman, 20th Century Fox Televisionread more

  10. 10 Judy McGrath

    Chairman, MTV Networksread more

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