Top 10 Most influential people in Tampa Bay

There are a lot of people who make a difference in Tampa Bay. For one reason or another, in the sports world, the business world, helping our community or just leaving a mark that will never be forgotten.

So we want to know from you: from the list below, who do you think is the "most" influential person in the Tampa Bay area?

We have a list of 10 and we want you to decide #1.

  • Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
  • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa
  • Derrick Brooks, former Buccaneer
  • Bill Edwards, Pinellas Power Broker
  • Mindy Grossman, CEO of Home Shopping Network
  • Rob Higgins, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Sports Commission
  • Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County
  • Adm William McRaven, SOCOM commander and mastermind of Bin Laden raid
  • Dick Vitale
  • Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, as well as a minority owner of the Boston Red Sox.


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