Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, 49
Ross started his career in TV and has been innovating at Disney Studios since he joined in 2009. He’s responsible for three of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time and can take credit for two Academy Award winners this year: The Muppets reboot and The Help. Next up? Pixar’s Brave, about a strong-minded Scottish girl attempting to save her kingdom.
(NOTE: Out went to press before Rich Ross announced his resignation from Walt Disney Studios. Do you think that affects his position on the Power List? Let us know.)