Title: CEO, Fidelity Country: US Age: 53
Back in 2014, Abigail Johnson succeeded her father as Edward as CEO of Fidelity, the second-largest mutual fund company in the US. As the figurehead, she oversees more than $5.2 trillion in assets. It’s an open secret that Johnson was groomed from an early age to take over the company. She started working with her father right after high school, and officially joined as an analyst in 1988.
As soon as she came in power, she made companywide changes, including large cost cuts and firing ineffective managers. As the CEO of Fidelity, she is responsible for millions of American’s retirement account. Johnson is worth $18.5 billion, making her one of the wealthiest women in the world.