Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

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The Most Influential Seattleites

From inclusive outfits to life-saving discoveries, no one can doubt this group’s clout manifests in the essential elements of our city.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

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The Most Influential People in Seattle Politics

Pramila Jayapal, Girmay Zahilay, and Jay Inslee are among the local leaders who have shaped Washington State most profoundly.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Opening Dispatch

Jack’s BBQ Spinoff Jackalope Arrives in Columbia City

Its namesake may be mythical , but the impending Tex-Mex restaurant from one of Seattle's best barbecue joints is very much a real thing.

12/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

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Seattle's Famous, and Not-So-Famous, Philanthropists

The donations of Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott, and Jeff Bezos are scrutinized around the world. Can you name other rich Seattleites?

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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The Most Influential People in Seattle Sports, Travel, and Recreation

Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, and Rick Steves are among the athletes, adventure-seekers, and transit buffs who guide the way we move.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy and Allison Williams

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8 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Fashion

The mind behind Nordstrom's Pop-In shops, the keeper of Seattle fashion history, and other style mavens who give our city an underappreciated look.

12/09/2021 By Zoe Sayler

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10 of Seattle's Most Influential Thinkers

Ijeoma Oluo, Robin DiAngelo, and Kate Starbird are among the academics, authors, and activists who shift our ideas.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy and Sophie Grossman

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10 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Food and Drink

Shota Nakajima, Mark and Brian Canlis–the chefs, wine pros, and powerhouse cookbook authors who shape Seattle's bar and restaurant landscape.

12/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

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The Most Influential People in Seattle Tech and Business

Satya Nadella, Andy Jassy, and Tom Alberg are among the entrepreneurs and financial backers who stimulate the Emerald City's job market.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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The Most Influential People in Seattle Neighborhoods

Colleen Echohawk and Rich Barton are among the housing advocates and real estate titans who shape the city, from covered patios to Climate Pledge arena.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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The Most Influential People in Seattle Arts

From Brandi Carlile to Don Mee Choi and Marco Collins, this city is shaped by many an author, artist, musician, and record producer.

12/09/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Sponsored Content

No or low credit score? Tips to start building credit

Local banking programs expand access to financial services.

12/08/2021 By Zoe Bowen

Globe Light Goals

Property Watch: Late-60s Design and Lake Washington Views

This Mercer Island home offers three unique fireplaces and matching midcentury cabinets throughout.

12/08/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Hello, you

Dylan Arnold of You on His Start at Bainbridge Performing Arts

The actor, who plays Theo on the Netflix hit TV show, speaks about his Seattle roots and our culture's love of crime stories.

12/08/2021 By Malia Alexander

LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN

26 Fashions for a Happy New Year

We're welcoming the new year with sparkly sweaters, a velvet Reformation dress, and tons of sequins.

12/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

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The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Short Stops

A Cozy Cidery Opens near Mount Rainier

At Mill Haus Cider Company in Eatonville, the food menu and outdoor spaces are worth their own trip.

12/07/2021 By Allison Williams

From Biscuits to Bagels

A Baker’s Dozen of Exceptional Breakfast Sandwiches

From vegan to chorizo, plus bagels, waffles, and so many english muffins.

12/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Joy to the World

Goodbye to My Jewish Christmas

Can one Jewish writer make peace with America's yuletide obsession?

12/07/2021 By Emily Alhadeff Illustrations by Guang Lim