Boston's Most Powerful People: Archives

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Power. In Boston, we’ve got it in spades. We’re a force to be reckoned with in science, medicine, philanthropy, sports, and politics. From year to year, Boston magazine has stepped back to take note of exactly who’s doing what and how effective they’re being. This year’s compilation of Boston’s 50 most powerful people is the most recent, but we’ve been doing this for years. Below, check out who’s managed to stay on the lists, who’s fallen off, and whose star is rising.

Boston’s Most Powerful Women, 2011
In more ways and fields than ever, these women are stepping up and taking the reins in Boston: Meet the players who pull the strings in Boston.

Boston’s Most Powerful People, 2008
Our ranking of Boston’s 50 most powerful people based on the elements of influence.

Boston’s Most Powerful People, 2005
Power. Who has it. Who Wants it. Who’s Lost it. The 100 people who run this town.

Plus, you know the saying: with money comes power? See who’s making how much around town: