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5 Most Successful Women In Media & Entertainment

5 Most Successful Women In Media & Entertainment

One of the most successful and influential women in media, Arianna Huffington, announced this week she will be stepping down from her position at The Huffington Post.

Huffington made the tough decision to leave the media business when she determined that her new project, health and wellness company Thrive Global, demanded her full attention. Although she is far from finished being a trailblazer, her exit from the media business leaves some big shoes to fill.

Despite Huffington’s departure, there are still a number of powerful and successful women in media. Here are five of the most accomplished women in media and entertainment today.

Donna Langley

Langley is the chairman of Comcast Corporation's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Universal Studios and was named Hollywood Reporter’s Executive of the Year in 2015. Last year, Universal recorded record-breaking profits thanks to hit movies like “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7” and “Minions.”

Related Link: 10 Richest Self-Made Women In America

Dana Walden

Walden is the co-chair and CEO of Fox Broadcasting Company, the broadcast television network of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA). Walden oversees Fox networks and the company’s massive television library.

Bonnie Hammer

Hammer is the Chairman of Comcast’s NBC Universal Cable, which includes cable brands USA, The Sci-Fi Channel, E!, Bravo and others. In 2015, Hammer’s 10 networks and two cable studios reported $2.8 billion in profits.

Anna Wintour

Wintour has been the editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and is one of the most influential people in the worlds of fashion and media. Wintour was ranked 28th on Forbes 2016 list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, just ahead of Queen Elizabeth.

Oprah Winfrey

Aside from being one of the most popular celebrities in the world, Oprah’s OWN cable network delivered another strong year of viewership growth in 2015 after four consecutive years of double-digit growth. With a net worth of approximately $3.1 billion, Oprah also ranks second on Forbes list of America’s top self-made women.

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