Chief Executive magazine unveiled its list of the country's top wealth creators for 2013, ranking Sara Mathew first of the bunch for her work as CEO of the Short Hills-based Dun & Bradstreet.
Robert Hugin, CEO of the Summit-based Celgene, came in at No. 6, according to the ranking.
The listing, created in collaboration with Great Numbers! and the Applied Finance Group, is intended to identify which CEOs generated the most value for their shareholders from July 2010 to June 2013.
It ranked those executives based on four factors: how good a company was at making real money, the company's prospects for continuing to make real money, wise use of capital and the market value of company assets.
S&P 500 CEOs who have been in their position for at least three years were eligible for the list.
The magazine said Mathew reached the top ranking because she "has carefully guided the 171-year-old provider of business data and risk-management services at a time when the company continues to be challenged to revive business growth."
Representatives from Dun & Bradstreet and Celgene did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.
Mathew retired recently, replaced in October by Bob Carrigan, who previously held the chief executive role at IDG Communications Inc. in Massachusetts.
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