Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Roger Goodell

Age: 53
Occupation: Commissioner, National Football League

Since getting the NFL's top job in 2006, Goodell, a former NFL intern, has expertly guided a growth business: the league now has annual revenues of around $9 billion and continues to set ratings records. A new collective-bargaining deal will ensure labor peace for some time. And Goodell has taken a hard line against player and coach misbehavior: just witness the one-year suspension he handed New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for failing to stop that team's injury-encouraging bounty program.