Long Island Power List: Top 10 of the Decade

All gamechangers in their respective fields, these 10 visionaries culled from the ranks of annual Long Island Press Power Lists have consistently risen to the top, impacting all Long Islanders.

THE PHILANTHROPIST James Simons, PhD, Renaissance Technologies, Inc. Founder and Chairman

THE POWER BROKER Alfonse D’Amato, Former U.S. Senator and Park Strategies Founder


THE PROSECUTOR Tom Spota, Suffolk County District Attorney

THE FACTOR Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor Host

THE DEALMAKER Dean Skelos, New York State Senate Majority Leader (R-Rockville Centre)

THE SCHOLAR Stuart Rabinowitz, Hofstra University President

THE HEALER Michael Dowling, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System President and CEO

THE PUGILIST Peter King, Congressman and Homeland Security Committee Chairman (R-Seaford)

THE MOGUL James Dolan, Cablevision President and CEO

THE ENIGMA Charles Wang, CA Technologies Co-founder and New York Islanders Owner

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