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The Best CEO of 2013: Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg?

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Who was the best CEO of 2013? Jeff Bezos of Amazon? Robert Benmosche of AIG? Or Steve Ells of Chipotle? Our Foolish analysts give their nominations.

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 4.67%), Jeff Bezos from Amazon (AMZN 2.07%), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (META 1.70%), Steve Ells of Chipotle (CMG 2.00%), and Brian Moynihan of Bank of America (BAC 1.09%).

Brendan Mathews owns shares of Amazon.com, American International Group, and Facebook. Fool contributor Bryan White has no position in any stocks mentioned. Buck Hartzell owns shares of American International Group. Charly Travers owns shares of Baidu and Facebook. David Meier owns shares of Facebook and LinkedIn. Jason Moser owns shares of Amazon.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill, LinkedIn, and Under Armour. Jim Royal owns shares of Gramercy Property Trust. Micah Robinson owns shares of American International Group and Bank of America. Michael Olsen, CFA owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Ron Gross owns shares of Facebook. Sara Hov owns shares of Amazon.com, American International Group, Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Facebook. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, American International Group, Baidu, Bank of America, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors, and Under Armour. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, American International Group, Baidu, Bank of America, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Facebook, Gramercy Property Trust, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors, and Under Armour and has the following options: long January 2016 $30 calls on American International Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Stocks Mentioned

Bank of America Corporation Stock Quote
Bank of America Corporation
BAC
$36.30 (1.09%) $0.39
Amazon.com, Inc. Stock Quote
Amazon.com, Inc.
AMZN
$143.55 (2.07%) $2.91
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Stock Quote
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
CMG
$1,663.70 (2.00%) $32.61
Meta Platforms, Inc. Stock Quote
Meta Platforms, Inc.
META
$180.50 (1.70%) $3.01
Tesla, Inc. Stock Quote
Tesla, Inc.
TSLA
$900.09 (4.67%) $40.20

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