The Power 100, NJBIZ's annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business, has always had two “sure things” about it: 1. It's a must-read, who's who of the state's influential and important; and 2. It's led by Gov. Chris Christie.
For four straight years, the governor has topped the list — no ifs, ands or buts.
That changed this year. Well, the “ifs, ands or buts” part, anyway.
In 2015, unlike in the past, there was some serious debate about the governor’s spot at the top of the Power 100. After all, with a possible presidential run in his future, there is a lot of talk about whether or not his influence is waning at home even as he tries to grow it elsewhere.
And there are plenty of business big shots hoping to claim his spot atop the rankings.
There are mighty political figures, titans of statewide development, health care movers and shakers and many others from all industries and all parts of New Jersey.
But no matter the job they hold or the circle in which they travel, like our list, they have two “sure things” in common: 1. They have power — after all, that’s what this list is about; 2. They’re looking up at our No. 1 once again.
NJBIZ is proud to present The Power 100 of 2015:
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