When we say someone wields influence, what does that mean, exactly? A number of different things: Money. Power. The ability to sway public opinion — or the stock market, if you’re Kylie Jenner. But in curating this year’s inaugural list of local high achievers, dealmakers, trendsetters and gatekeepers, a nearly impossible feat given the infinite possibilities of boldfaced names throughout the Bay, we asked ourselves: Who is at the top of their game in their chosen field, from business and wine to social activism and art? The result: An all-star roster of faces you’ll recognize and others you should.
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