Check out the 2015 edition of GoLocal's 50 most wealthy and influential people.
This list is not of simply those with the greatest wealth. Or those with political muster - this list are those exclusive few who have the combination of both.
Represented are many of the public business leaders of Rhode Island - and some are more private - but all get their phone calls returned.
To see the formula, please review the second article in the series about the methodology.
Influence, Wealth and Power
This list has a substantially different composition than the 2013 inaugural ranking. Thirty-five percent are new to the ranking.
As was true two years ago, the group is dominated by white men. In this edition, there is one African-American man. The biggest demographic change is that three of the top ten spots are held by women.