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 (TSLA 0.79%), Jeff Bezos from Amazon (AMZN 1.60%), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (META -1.38%), Steve Ells of Chipotle (CMG -0.12%), and Brian Moynihan of Bank of America (BAC -1.25%).