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Some of the strongest brands use celebrity CEOs to connect with consumers, from Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart to Bill Gates. Click on the link underneath this gallery to read more.

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Apple's Steve Jobs with the iPhone

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Oprah Winfrey is ending her long-running show this season.

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Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates now controls more than 46 million CN shares, or 10.04 per cent of the Montreal-based railway.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg puts a coat on before walking to a rehearsal at the California Museum for the Annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Sacramento California, December 14, 2010. Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of The Facebook social networking site that has more than half a billion users, was named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year on December 15. Time defines the Person of the Year as the person who, for better or for worse, does the most to influence the events of the year. Photo taken December 14, 2010. REUTERS/Hector Amezcua/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: IMAGES OF THE DAY PROFILE MEDIA)

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Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter, participates in the "Sometimes a Great Notion: How Top Innovators Think" panel at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 27, 2010.

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Larry Page, left, and Sergey Brin

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June 2, 1987. Dave Nichol, president of Loblaw International Merchants, pours some President's Choice Cola. 'When Dave Nichol wanted a Coca-Cola clone a food company was only too happy to foot the bill for testing.

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