Leslie Moonves

CATEGORY: Thinkers

INDUSTRY: Entertainment

COMPANY: CBS Corporation

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: As president and CEO of CBS, Moonves is in charge of overseeing all divisions of the company including CBS network, CBS Studios, Showtime, the CW, CBS Radio, CBS Home Entertainment, and more. Under Moonves’ leadership, CBS has continued to be the No. 1 network in the U.S. and launched several prime time hit shows like The Big Bang Theory. For 2009, he was awarded a total compensation package from CBS for $43.2 million, which is double of what he received in 2008.

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