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Tech's Top Turnaround Artists

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2013-10-18T00:20:24Z

Photograph by Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch

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20. John Donahoe, EBay

Before: EBay's total return was down 38.9 percent in the two years before the company announced John Donahoe would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 10.8 percent during that same period.

After: Since Donahoe's appointment in January 2008, EBay's stock had a total return of 93.6 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 40.8 percent during the same period.

As EBay's CEO, Donahoe has shifted the company from auctions to payments and fixed-price sales. He has declined to be considered as a candidate to replace Ballmer at Microsoft, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.