DEBRA LEE, 61
Chairman/CEO, BET Networks
Last Year's Rank: 84
After a year marked by staff cuts and restructuring, BET ended 2015 by expanding overseas. The cable network launched a 24-hour channel in France and brought its BET Experience festival -- headlined by Mary J. Blige and Maxwell -- to South Africa. Meanwhile, the U.S. edition had a 36 percent boost in attendance (150,000-plus) and has been renewed through 2018.
Golf or Poker? (Hill): "Golf. I'm murder at the windmill."