Every year our staff faces one of its toughest challenges — looking back at the events of the past year and selecting those Memphians who played the largest role in our city’s present and future.
It is no easy task narrowing the list down to 100 or so.
We like to call these our city’s “movers, shakers, and other news-makers” (though we admit we’re not entirely sure what a “shaker” might be), but there’s no question that the people featured on the following pages were prime movers and news-makers in their various fields — politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders, athletes, musicians, and more.
We begin the list with our special “Hall of Fame” — those nine Memphians who have been named to every “Who’s Who” list since we began compiling them in 1984.
The Chiefly Warrior cult, the Earth/fertility cult, and an Ancestor cult.