Loyalty paid off for these business leaders.
Who says it's no longer a straight line to the top?
In the past few months, two of the biggest and best-known corporations in the world, General Motors and Wal-Mart, rewarded loyalty by giving the CEO job to people who had spent their entire careers at the company.
Mary Barra of GM rose from a summer job as a teenager inspecting panels at a Pontiac plant to become the automaker's first female CEO. And Doug McMillon of Wal-Mart started out at the company unloading trucks and then climbed the ranks for decades.
We've collected some of the other major CEOs who have managed to rise from entry-level positions all the way to the top of their companies.
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