Last year was phenomenal for many investors. But Foolish types know that investing is more than having one great year; it's about buying great businesses and holding them for the long term.

One of the key aspects of a great business is a great CEO. In this video, several Motley Fool analysts at Fool HQ answer the question: "Who was the best CEO of 2013?"

There are a number of rock-solid candidates, and the nominees are Elon Musk from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Jeff Bezos from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Steve Ells of Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), and Brian Moynihan of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC).

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