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1. Bill Gates, business executive (former Microsoft CEO)
2. Chris Pratt, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World)
3. Russell Wilson, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
4. Dave Grohl, musician (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
5. Jeff Bezos, business executive (Amazon CEO)
6. Satya Nadella, business executive (Microsoft CEO)
7. Clint Dempsey, soccer player (Seattle Sounders FC)
8. Melinda Gates, philanthropist (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
9. Kurt Cobain, musician (Nirvana) – deceased
10. Hope Solo, soccer player (US women’s national team in World Cup)
Highest ranked … Mariner (Nelson Cruz #15), cyclist (Tejay Van Garderen, #16), politician (Jay Inslee #36)
We review many news sources and run the numbers through an algorithm to create the best estimated ranking of Washingtonians being written about by journalists, columnists, and bloggers. For the sake of this list we define Washingtonians as people who were born, lived, or made their mark in the state. ⚑=deceased.
UNEMPLOYMENT: 5 worst & 5 best county rates
11.4% E Ferry
10.6% E Pend Oreille
10.0% E Stevens
9.4% W Pacific
9.3% W Grays Harbor
5.4% E Asotin
5.3% W San Juan
4.7% E Whitman
4.5% W Snohomish
4.1% W King
Most recent unemployment rates (March, 2015, not seasonally adjusted). Data source: Washington State Employment Security Department.
W= western counties, E= eastern counties
LINKS TO MAJOR NEWS SOURCES
Bellingham: The Herald.
Everett: The Herald.
Olympia: The Olympian.
Port Angeles: Peninsula Daily News.
Seattle: KOMO-4, KING-5, KIRO-7, KCPQ-13, Post-Intelligencer, The Times. My Northwest.
Spokane: KREM-2, KXLY-4, KHQ-6, Spokesman-Review.
Tacoma: The News Tribune.
Tri-Cities: KEPR, KVEW, Herald.
Vancouver: The Columbian.
Walla Walla: Union-Bulletin.
Wenatchee: The World.
Northwest: Northwest Cable News.
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