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Abigail Johnson

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Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $12.7 billion
Country: U.S.
Source of wealth: Money management
Abigail Johnson was named president of Fidelity Financial Services, which oversees the asset management, brokerage and retirement and benefits services units of Fidelity Investments in August 2012. This makes Abby one of the most powerful women in finance and the leading candidate to take over the CEO seat when her father, Edward "Ned" Johnson, 82, steps down.

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