Wall Street Journal's NYIndex ranks Ratner, Jay-Z high in their categories; Jay-Z also is top People's Pick
So it really has more to do with publicity than achievement, which is why, for example, the Trumps are on top. The article on development, in fact, stated:
Arguably, only one Brooklyn developer enjoys celebrity status: Two Trees Management, which created a neighborhood in Dumbo and wants to do so again soon at the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg.Sure, Bruce Ratner's no celebrity. But he doesn't want or need to be one to pull the right strings--and why he was still number 4 last week (below) and this week.
Below is the chart from last week. Jay-Z has already moved up a notch.
Arts & entertainment
Jay-Z has consistently been fourth in this list.