Dear Fellow Investor,
You're invited to make this the most important day of your financial life.
The kind of day that at some point, years from now, you'll look back on with astonishment, appreciation, and the exhilaration that comes only with making a well-informed and clear choice.
I'm talking about the choice to take your investing to a different and better place...
... an "out-of-this-world place" where you'll always know when to buy (and sell) shares of the world's greatest and most innovative companies. For instance, you'll know exactly when to increase each position and when to take profits and redeploy your capital...
You'll know how much to commit to each transaction. In short, you'll be able to confidently construct and manage your portfolio — again, from an elite class of stocks — with the help of The Motley Fool's most successful investor and a friendly and committed group of like-minded wealth builders.
Welcome to Motley Fool Supernova — and the most anticipated new-member opening in the history of The Motley Fool!
Just how confident are we in all of this? We're this confident...
If you join Motley Fool Supernova (while there's still time), you can take advantage of everything we have to offer over the coming weeks, without risking a penny. Including access to the first real-money investment of the new Explorer 1 mission.
Here's the story.
A little over a week ago, Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner... along with Supernova senior advisors Matt Argersinger and Rick Munarriz and Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross... sat down with 50 or so Supernova members in midtown Manhattan.
The purpose of the meeting was to closely examine four stocks that both David and Tom Gardner have recommended at different times for their stock picking services, Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers...
And to zero in on the very best one for a new-money investment right now.
I'll tell you which stock got the nod. (However, there's a good chance you already know if you've been following along with us over the past few weeks. After all, over 160,000 of your fellow Fools have been!)
I'll also tell you about the three other top picks that emerged during Supernova 2014, the special introductory campaign leading up to this new-member opening... and most important, how you can get on board with us today RISK-FREE. And watch as we pare this group of four winning stocks all the way down to THE SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT TO KICK OFF 2014...
But before I tell you about the sizable investment we just made in this stock, let me share something David Gardner said during our gathering in New York City...
David Gardner, along with Motley Fool CEO & co-founder Tom Gardner, Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross, and Supernova senior analysts Matt Argersinger and Rick Munarriz got together with Supernova members last week to "explore" the best stock for new money from among Chipotle, Middleby, Whole Foods and Tesla. The pick: Whole Foods.
Because it was just one of those statements that sticks with you. Perhaps because it was both simple and profound. And maybe because David unintentionally summed up what I think makes Motley Fool Supernova quite simply one of the most valuable investing resources on the planet. Here it is:
"The real leaders, the innovators... they have a different lens. They just take us to a different place, a better place, quite frankly."
Now I say David inadvertently summed up Supernova, because he easily could've been talking about himself, but he wasn't. He could've been talking about his lifelong mission to level the playing field for individual investors. And to empower you with the tools and resources to achieve your financial dreams. And, of course, to make Supernova a different and better place for individual investors like you and me...
But at the time, David was talking about Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (Which isn't much of a coincidence at all, because David draws a great deal of inspiration from visionary leaders like these.) And in particular, he was talking about Supernova's belief in and knack for investing like a venture capitalist.
Which may sound a little daunting. But it's actually pretty simple. Especially when you consider the 3 keys to investing this way.
These three keys — focus, exploration, and network — form the backbone of Motley Fool Supernova and make possible our eye-popping returns...
The first key is focus. Just as successful venture capitalists tend to focus on what they know inside and out, Supernova narrows the entire investing universe down to 160 or so of the most promising companies on the planet. These are David Gardner's personal stock picks, and we call them the "Supernova universe."
The second key to investing like a venture capitalist is what we call "exploration." Which is one of the reasons the Supernova team places such importance on getting out there, trying out products, talking to company leaders, and making discerning judgments about which businesses, and which people, to back with our hard- earned investing dollars.
The third key is our Supernova network. Which is not unlike the extremely well-connected people you'll find in venture capitalists' circles, right? Except our community is one of the friendliest, most fun-loving groups you'll ever come across. And why not? Our members are getting rich!
Supernova portfolio returns are up over 59% and 73%. All while the S&P 500 has returned just 37%. I'll dig into these track record numbers and share some specific investments with you when I introduce you to the Supernova portfolio teams...
But first, I'd like you to hear a little more about our unique "missions-based" wealth-building approach directly from one of our Supernova members:
Here's the upshot in all this for you...
There's never been a better time to join Motley Fool Supernova — we just launched a brand-new real-money mission called Explorer 1...
To bring the "Supernova universe" — all of David Gardner's personal stock picks — into even sharper focus, each month we'll examine a timely and lucrative investing topic. For instance, during the introductory campaign we explored "wearable computing"... "cutting-edge technologies with actual legs"... and "stocks that both David and Tom Gardner have recommended"...
These are good examples of the types of explorations we'll go on. Then we'll dig into a number of stocks that fit into that category... diving deep with hands-on research, innovative analysis, and head-to-head comparison — all to direct you to the one with the best market-beating opportunity over the months and years ahead.
And to show you just how confident we are in our choices, The Motley Fool will make sizable real-money investments in each of our Explorer 1 winning selections. And, of course, you're invited to invest ahead of us. In other words, you can "front run" our investments...
The first real-money investment was just made. That's why you'll want to get on board with us RIGHT NOW...
You see, we just bought shares of the stock most deserving of a real-money investment to kick off 2014 and the Explorer 1 mission... we chose it from among Whole Foods (the stock we picked in NYC), AeroVironment, The Container Store, and InvenSense — and there's still time to get on board!
That's why we're making it as easy as possible for you to join Supernova today...
Take a look: In addition to The Motley Fool's FULL MONEY- BACK GUARANTEE that makes it possible to get every cent back if you decide Supernova is not for you (yet still access the first real-money investment of the Explorer 1 mission)... there's a discount detailed below worth $500 OFF the 1-year membership term to Motley Fool Supernova!
Plus, even deeper discounts and a longer full money-back guarantee period if you select a multi year term. Details are straight ahead!
Or read on to have a closer look at the "core" of the new Explorer 1 mission. As well as the "foundation" on which the real-money portfolio missions are built. I'm talking, of course about the "Supernova universe!"
Did you know an actual supernova takes place when a star explodes?
It's true. The burst releases unbelievable amounts of energy. And conditions have to be just right for a supernova to take place.
Likewise, the astonishing returns David Gardner has directed his readers to over the years — from Amazon in the early days to Baidu and Priceline.com to Intuitive Surgical and Chipotle, to name just a handful — are possible only if certain conditions exist.
And the timing must be just right for these companies. As if the world were yearning for their breakthroughs... along with the excitement and energy their products and services emit.
Tech-reporting powerhouse WIRED once characterized it this way...
"David Gardner, co-founder of the Motley Fool investment advice empire, recognized early on that companies like AOL and eBay weren't transient sparks but flash points of incipient mass-market explosion."
This vision and approach have made David Gardner The Motley Fool's top-performing stock picker, bar none... and earned him one of the most impressive, fully documented stock picking track records on the planet.
David Gardner has spent most of his life studying the qualities that make "supernova" companies, like Intuitive Surgical, maker of the DaVinci surgical robot pictured here...
And he's perfected the technique of investing in these companies ahead of the masses (his readers are up over 850% on Intuitive Surgical)... Motley Fool Supernova is how these kinds of companies fit together into an ultimate growth stock portfolio!
David has directed members of Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers to two 35+ baggers... five 20+ bagger... and three 10+ baggers... all in the past 12 years. David's total average returns in Stock Advisor since March 2002 are over 221%, compared to 51% for the S&P over the same period.
In fact, we're constantly trying to explain and quantify David Gardner's amazing stock picking record. (A large number of our smartest and most skilled investors and analysts have simply given up. "I don't know how he does it!" you'll hear them exclaim.) Others among us can't help but study David's process and his stock picks...
It was during one of these studies, while I was running a "Monte Carlo" simulation on possible outcomes for portfolios made up of only David Gardner's stock picks... that it really hit me.
Motley Fool Supernova is quite possibly the most valuable investing resource you'll find anywhere and The Motley Fool's best deal by far.
I recently updated the back-test that now shows 92.6306% of random portfolios composed of David's stock picks outperformed the S&P 500 Total Return (that's the S&P 500 including dividends). Those random portfolios would've performed spectacularly. But they're just that, random.
Just take a look at what happens when dedicated and motivated teams of money managers go to work on David's stock picks...
And it begins with two portfolio management teams picking what we believe are the best investments for the coming months and years. Choosing from David Gardner's personal stock picks to offer YOU a custom wealth-building plan.
Or read on to discover a Supernova portfolio just for YOU!
Are you a wage earner saving for retirement?
If so, Supernova's "wage earner" portfolio, dubbed Odyssey, is designed with you in mind. By making regular investments in the best companies of our time — during good times and bad, bull markets and bear — the Odyssey portfolio will build large positions in the stocks projected to have the most potential over the next decade and beyond.
How has Odyssey done so far? Just take a look at these timely transactions. Odyssey bought:
Tesla Motors in early 2012 on the promise of Elon Musk's bold vision (remember, investing like a venture capitalist often means making a bet on an innovative leader) and before the Model S had a full production run. Then, in 2013, after the Model S began winning awards and Tesla reported its first quarter of profitability, Odyssey bought Tesla again... turning Odyssey's stake into a four-bagger (337% gain) so far!
Shares of Zillow on the promise and unique vision of CEO Spencer Rascoff. The Odyssey team liked his chances to disrupt and change the way consumer s find, buy, and rent real estate a long with the way real estate agents and brokers advertise. This is where adding to your winners really pays off (remember, Supernova is all about knowing what to buy and when ). Odyssey added shares after every time Zillow crushed earnings expectations... making the portfolio increase over 109% from the initial purchase and 100% overall on all three purchases!
Both 3D Systems and Stratasys, two of the leaders in the 3-D printing space. As of a few days ago, 3D Systems is up nearly 205%, while Stratasys is up over 100%... and as of Dec. 31, 2013, Odyssey has earned overall 73.9% returns, compared to the S&P 500's return of 36.8% — equating to a market outperformance of 37.1 percentage points and more than doubling the market's return!
Introducing the Odyssey Team
Matthew Argersinger (TMFMattyA) is the portfolio lead for the Odyssey 1 mission. A member of the Fool's first Analyst Development Program (ADP), he made his Stock Advisor debut in 2008 and worked there for two years, mostly on David Gardner's side of the scorecard. More recently, he worked on the Fool's Alpha and Big Short services and served as head of the company's Premium Services group.
Matthew earned his BA and MA from Brandeis University, studying economics, government, and theater. After graduating, he spent a few years crunching numbers at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis while spending most of his spare time cruising around Fooldom before joining ADP.
He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Jean, and he loves traveling, skiing, mountain climbing, playing video games, and rooting — perilously at times — for Boston sports teams.
Odyssey 1 portfolio contributor Joe Tenebruso (TMFGuardian) still can't believe he works at The Motley Fool. He's been in love with the Fool (we love you too, Joe!) for more than 15 years and finally headed to Fool HQ as part of the Fool's ultra-competitive Analyst Development Program.
In addition to his work on Supernova, Joe is an analyst for Stock Advisor and the manager of Tier 1 Investments, a Motley Fool real-money portfolio.
Joe's work at the Fool follows a brief (OK, 10-year) stint in the protection-services industry. He figured a career change was in order after he realized that the life of a bodyguard wasn't necessarily the best for a married man. So he earned a finance degree from Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude (that's right, he doesn't mess around), and his new mission is to help ensure your security — financial security, that is.
Tim Beyers (TMFMileHigh) is a contributor to the Odyssey 1 mission. He's also been a member of the Rule Breakers team since 2005 and has written more than 5,000 articles for Fool.com since signing on as a freelancer in 2003.
Tim's ongoing coverage of cloud computing brought multiple multibaggers to Rule Breakers, and his first real-money Big Idea Portfolio, published weekly at Fool.com over three years, crushed the market by more than 13 percentage points.
Before joining the Fool, Tim was a PR and marketing consultant to some of Silicon Valley's biggest names. He's also been a sports reporter, sideline stats tracker for ESPN, comic-book-store owner, and girls basketball coach. Originally from New York but raised in California, Tim now spends his days in suburban Denver with his wife and their three kids.
Odyssey 1 contributor Aaron Bush (TMFPaladin, previously awesomestockdude) read The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens in elementary school and has been hooked on investing ever since. He became a member of the Fool in 2007 and promptly began following and analyzing many Stock Advisor recommendations. For Aaron, investing includes perusing the Fool's discussion boards, foraging through SEC filings, teaching his friends about investing, and — ultimately — absorbing every piece of information he can get his hands on in order to make wiser decisions.
He's a business honors student at the University of Texas at Austin with the intent of majoring in finance. When he's not studying (or investing), he has the tendency to hustle around in pursuit of other endeavors. Whether it's launching a TED Talks event, eating more donuts than most thought was humanly possible, figuring out his place in the Austin start-up scene, or getting lost in the city (which he will sadly admit happens far too often), you will always find Aaron keeping himself busy. In general, sleep doesn't fit his schedule.
Odyssey 1 contributor Sarah Goddard (TMFSarahGen) is an engineer by training, an investor by passion and proclivity. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Engineering, Sarah worked in hydrology and hydraulics before jumping into a fast-growing tech company, hiring and managing a 75-person operations department and finally leaping into sales.
The sale of that company led to the next phase of her career, investing — which has allowed her to capitalize on her business knowledge: why people buy, how companies sell, how companies grow fast or slow, the pitfalls and strengths to watch for. A voracious quest for market knowledge led (of course!) to the Motley Fool, first as a member, then as a stroller on the discussion boards, and finally as a Rule Breakers analyst.
Feeling constrained by the Fool's trading restrictions, Sarah left Rule Breakers in mid-2009 to capitalize on the opportunities she saw in the rebounding market. But the chance to work on Supernova lured her back to the Fool. Sarah's passions include finding great growth investments for herself and others, hiking, cooking, mentoring, and sharing it all with her husband, Tony.
Are you near or at retirement?
If so, Supernova's "nest egg" portfolio, called Phoenix, is just for you. Phoenix incorporates both the final few years of wealth building and post-retirement distributions. It's ideal if you're close to retirement and already have a meaningful nest egg built up yet you still want to grow your portfolio with market-beating growth stocks.
How has Phoenix done so far? Just take a look at these timely transactions. Phoenix bought:
Netflix during the spring and summer of 2012 at an average purchase price of around $70 a share — today it's just shy of being a six-bagger! And get this: The Phoenix team thinks Netflix has more room to grow as the company goes from being mostly U.S.-centric to mostly international-centric across its customer base...
Shares of Hain Celestial, and 20 months later the stock has crushed the market. The first position is up over 90%, and a second position is up over 17% (since October). And the best part in all this for Phoenix followers is that little has changed about the company's strategy: It's still acquiring great brands and making them better, finding great synergies and crossing-selling opportunities, and expanding both internationally and into new aisles of the grocery store...
Chipotle, which is up over 77% since Phoenix purchased shares, and the team believes it's just getting started! The Chipotle restaurant concept still has a lot of room to grow, but once it does slow, it has ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen waiting in the wings to fuel future growth. And recently it began the Pizza Locale restaurant concept along with two partners in the city of Denver...
The bottom line in all this: If you can buy companies like these at the right times, allocate the right amounts, and hold for the long term, simple-to-understand businesses like these will compound for you many, many times over and make you an absolute bundle!
Introducing the Phoenix Team
Rick Munarriz (TMFBreakerRick) is the portfolio lead for Supernova's Phoenix 1 mission. He's been a Rule Breakers analyst since the beginning — back in 2004 — and has amassed more than 10,000 Fool.com bylines since 1995. Before joining the Foolish family, Rick earned an MBA from the University of Miami and went on to help run the Investors RoundTable on General Electric's GEnie online service.
These days, he can be found chasing early adopters in his South Florida homestead. He lives in Coral Gables, a block from his alma mater, with his patient wife and two not-so-patient teenage boys. In his spare time, Rick chases roller coasters, watches over several of his non-investment websites, and reminds people that his band Paris By Air was once signed to Sony's Columbia Records.
Thomas Engle (TMF1000) is a contributor to the Phoenix 1 mission. A beloved voice on many of the Fool's discussion boards, Tom bought his first stock as a 12-year-old in 1967. (It was Combined Insurance.) His passion for investing grew from those early experiences, which also taught him that real wealth is built over decades, not days.
He began his Foolish career by helping lead several of The Motley Fool's online seminars and has since served as a discussion board stroller for Hidden Gems, Stock Advisor, and Million Dollar Portfolio. His thoughtful posts have helped countless scores of Fools, though he'd tell you that he's learned plenty from the boards himself: He believes that nothing advances investing knowledge more than reading about other investors' successes, mistakes, stock-picking methods, and investment strategies.
One of his fondest Foolish memories is helping to launch The Foolish Collective — a group of Fools learning how to research companies and build a portfolio — along with several other investors who are now full-time Fools.
Phoenix 1 contributor Rob Zienert (TMFBreakerRob) has been a Home Fool for Rule Breakers since 2006, though he also likes to keep up with more than 150 other discussion boards scattered around Fooldom.
Rob earned his engineering degree from General Motors Institute in 1975 and his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1984. He's had a varied career, having worked as a metal-stamping engineer with GM, as campus staff with Cru at New Mexico State University, then on to Ford, GKN and GE in plastics engineering and marketing. He then had his own spectacularly unsuccessful home-building business before returning to Ford as a vehicle architect, the position he retired from in 2010.
These days, Rob is preparing his Michigan horse ranch for sale so he can move to Charlotte, N.C., where he and his wife plan to enjoy (and spoil) their daughter's first child.
In his spare time, Rob heads to Colorado for hiking and whitewater rafting, visits family scattered around the country (including his son in Minneapolis), takes off on occasional overseas vacations, and has taken up running.
Karl Thiel (TMFBreakerThiel) — now a member of Supernova's Phoenix mission — has been an analyst for Rule Breakers since 2004 and for Stock Advisor since 2006. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a degree in English and quickly moved to an interest in health care and biotechnology. He launched several online publications before becoming co-manager of a small biotech-focused mutual fund — just as the dot-com bubble was near its peak. The ensuing trial by fire provided a lot of education and led to a thirst for more knowledge, as well as a growing appreciation of Foolishness. It was only a short matter of time until he donned the jester cap.
Karl lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and two daughters. He spends his spare time hunting down wild mushrooms, trying to improve his guitar chops, and spoiling his girls.
Jim Mueller (TMFGebinr) is contributor to the Phoenix 1 mission. He's been a follower and advocate of The Motley Fool for more than 10 years and a professional Fool since 2007. But he began his career as a scientist, earning a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington State University, where he studied DNA repair in yeast as a model for the human system. He then worked for 11 years as a technician for a small biotech company, learning from the inside how a successful small business is run. Along the way, Jim discovered the Fool and a passion for investing, which led him to change careers. He's now a senior analyst for Stock Advisor and runs his own Rising Star Portfolio for the Fool, Messed-Up Expectations.
On a personal note, he loves bad puns, good food, and his lovely wife of over 20 years. Jim is also owned by a cat (and his wife is owned by another). Finally, he thinks the Pacific Northwest is the greatest place on earth, followed closely by Hawaii. His wife would probably reverse that order, though, because she's from the latter, while he's from the former.
Once you've chosen your mission, or missions (you can follow as many as you like), Supernova will make it as easy as possible to get started. You'll be provided a tailored and detailed "Flight Plan" to match your specific goals. So whether you want to begin slowly or match your chosen missions right out of the gate — we'll be there with you every step of the way.
Here's something else you'll notice right out of the gate — Supernova members come first, always.
In fact, you'll always receive trade alerts before we make our portfolio transactions. So by virtue of timing, you'll have the opportunity to get better results than we do. (As with all Motley Fool services, transparency and accountability are the things that Supernova will take the most pride in!) Supernova members seem to appreciate this approach; take a look.
More in a long list of Supernova advantages...
Supernova members own businesses, not tickers. When you buy a stock, you're buying more than a piece of paper — or, in today's age, more than numbers flickering on your computer screen. You're becoming a part owner of a business. In analyzing that business, Motley Fool Supernova will keep the long term in mind. In other words, we'll think in terms of years and even decades, not days or months. And we don't let short-term price fluctuations distract us from a company's long-term prospects.
Remember, we get out there and get to know the companies we're investing in. Sometimes that means talking to employees. Other times it means visiting stores. Because knowing these businesses inside and out and fitting them together into an optimized growth stock portfolio is what Motley Fool Supernova is all about!
Supernova members understand the most dynamic businesses propelling — and propelled by — undeniable long-term trends. Whether it's wearable computing, robotics, drones, entertainment, personal wellness, 3-D printing, or anywhere and everywhere in between, Supernova will identify and own the "top dogs" in these spaces. We'll scoop up the "first movers" — those companies that are the first to exploit a niche that can scale over time. At the core of our approach is a commitment to invest in innovative, disruptive, dynamic companies early in their high-growth stages and hold them for the long term.
Supernova members think like venture capitalists. Like venture capitalists, Supernova will care more about where a business is going than where it has been. We look for unquantifiable greatness — companies with sustainable advantage achieved through strong consumer appeal, a powerful brand, or a disruptive business model, for example — that will likely drive a high growth rate in cash flow for a very long time to come.
Supernova is a one-of-a-kind network. Whether you're 25 or 95, whether you live and breathe Silicon Valley tech or have spent a career in medicine, we believe in your tendency to invest in what you know and love. And we also believe if we work together, Supernova will invest with better outcomes. This belief underlies our investor team structure for each of our portfolios. And it's why we place a great deal of emphasis on our community and look forward to sharing a committed and highly communicative Supernova network!
So what is Motley Fool Supernova worth?
What is it worth to have access to the up-to-the-minute best picks of The Motley Fool's top stock-picker? To know exactly which David Gardner stock picks to buy, when, and how much?
How much would you pay to be able to make confident portfolio decisions time and time again... month after month, year after year? To know exactly when to add to your winners, and when to take your profits and redeploy your capital?
What is the right price for your own team of dedicated analysts studying the balance sheets, the management, the competitive advantages, and the risks of 150 or so of the best companies in the world?
Using the calculation below, we priced Motley Fool Supernova at $1,999 a year. And as you'll see, this represents out-of-this-world value. However, we intend to celebrate this reopening of Motley Fool Supernova to new members with an even better price... we're going to knock off an additional $500!
See how Supernova compares...
1. Market-beating stocks...
Annual membership to Motley Fool Stock Advisor (INCLUDED!)$199
Annual membership to Motley Fool Rule Breakers $299 (INCLUDED!)
2. Expert portfolio management...
Estimated annual cost of a portfolio service like Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio $999
3. A custom wealth-building plan...
Estimated annual cost of a $250,000 account with a full-service broker$5,000
4. Fully vetted & researched investments...
Annual subscription to a service like Value Line $538
5. Customized content & unique access to David Gardner...???
Total (annual) $7,035
YOUR SUPERNOVA 1-YEAR PRICE ($1,999 – $500 NEW MEMBER GIFT)... $1,499.00
Backed by the Motley Fool Supernova Guarantee...
Because we stand behind every investment, insight, and recommendation you'll get from Supernova — you have the opportunity to join without any risk whatsoever.
As a one-year member, you can ask for your money back up to the last day of your first month. And you'll receive a full refund. After that you'll receive the remaining value of your term, no questions asked.
If you're a two-, three- or five-year member, you can take one full year to decide if Motley Fool Supernova is right for you. In other words, you can get 100% of your money back up to the last day of your first year — for any reason.
Of course, this guarantee makes it possible for you to glimpse which Supernova stocks our teams view as the best investments right now and for the coming weeks and months — including the No. 1 stock most deserving of a sizable real-money investment to kick off 2014 from among Whole Foods, AeroVironment, The Container Store, and InvenSense — and you'll pay nothing if you choose. That's OK. That's how confident we are in Motley Fool Supernova!
There's only one catch in all of this: To save at least $500 off the membership fee and ensure your enrollment in Motley Fool Supernova, we need to hear from you immediately!
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All Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Motley Fool Rule Breakers Returns as of January 14, 2014. All Supernova returns as of December 31, 2013. David Gardner Monte Carlo simulation as of November 1, 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all numbers as of January 21, 2014. John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Mark Brooks owns shares of Amazon.com, Netflix, Tesla Motors, and Zillow. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems, Amazon.com, Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ford, General Electric, Hain Celestial, Intuitive Surgical, InvenSense, Netflix, Priceline.com, Stratasys, Tesla Motors, Whole Foods Market, and Zillow.