Table: The Hierarchy

EDWARD C. JOHNSON III

Chairman and CEO

The 72-year-old is still firmly in control of the family empire. He has no plans to retire soon but has been grooming daughter Abby to succeed him.

ROBERT L. REYNOLDS

Vice-Chairman and COO

Built Fidelity's 401(k) business into the nation's largest. Now all major operating units report to him. Says Abby, "He's been a tremendous ally."

ABIGAIL P. JOHNSON

President, Fidelity Management & Research

Spent 14 years preparing to take over from her father, but there has been no official decision yet: "Looking ahead isn't going to help me do my job now."

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