CEOs 40 and Under



CEOs Under 40

From energy to health care, transportation to tech, the 97 men and one woman 40 years old or younger who run publicly traded companies on the NYSE and Nasdaq aren't retiring any time soon

By Douglas MacMillan

Some might call them overachievers, others just call them boss. There are 98 CEOs of publicly traded companies in the U.S. who are 40 or younger, running every kind of operation from biotechnology firms to media conglomerates. Their arrival in the corner office intimidates some, but to others it's a bellwether of a coming generation of ambitious young minds in the corporate world. This BusinessWeek.com slideshow navigates the 2006 class of young CEOs by sector: consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, services, technology, and transportation (further sorted by industry, age, then last name).

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