Fortune’s annual list is filled with executives who defied expectations, executed big turnarounds, and delivered great results for their shareholders. By Marilyn Adamo and Colleen Leahey
Yes, these two iconoclasts have disrupted multiple industries. But what Musk and Jobs really have in common is a rare form of design thinking powered by unfettered conviction. By Chris Anderson
The top products, profits, movies, babies, buildings, fads, sayings, and more. By Catherine Dunn, Erika Fry, and Anne VanderMey
The media mogul and philanthropist talks to Fortune about religion, population, CNN, and the highs and lows of his extraordinary career. Interview by Patricia Sellers
It’s Patrick Soon-Shiong, a 61-year-old South African immigrant who’s now worth $8.9 billion. By David Whitford
The biggest turkeys of 2013.
A three-point plan to fix health care in the U.S.
Rewarding failure at Harvard’s endowment.
How Europe can avoid costly taxpayer bank bailouts.
How Twitter is driving change in Saudi Arabia.
An unusual real estate scramble inside Brazil’s shantytowns. By Vivienne Walt
The SEC takes up a strange scandal in which the "victims" seem to be benefiting. By Stephen Gandel
How the NFL will harness big data to improve football. By Colleen Leahey
In Zambia, Chinese-owned businesses are drawing ire. By Alexis Okeowo
A graphic profile of the tobacco trade. By Nicolas Rapp and Ryan Bradley
Twenty-one ways to make the people you love feel special this holiday season. By Kate Flaim
Wolfgang Puck changed how Americans look at restaurants. Interview by Dinah Eng
Four good ideas worth pursuing in 2014.
With the startup Stripe, two Irish brothers are helping other web entrepreneurs get paid for their wares. By Miguel Helft
Can a train trip across the Irish countryside turn you into a VC darling? By Vivienne Walt
Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber on why his hot sneaker company is a perfect fit for Berkshire Hathaway. Interview by Adam Lashinsky
Oppenheimer’s Justin Leverenz tells Fortune why he’s sticking with emerging markets. By Scott Medintz
Excited by Krispy Kreme's turnaround, investors have helped triple its stock in the past year. Can shares go higher? By Erika Fry
Applied Materials, a supplier to semiconductor makers, may benefit from industry changes. By Shannon Green
Floating-rate funds are becoming popular, but there are risks. By Lauren Silva Laughlin
It may be time to bet on Brazil. By Janice Revell
CFO Troy Alstead talks about bets on coffee, tea, and Square’s Jack Dorsey. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Quantitative easing is no longer needed, and the economy needs to walk on its own. It's time for Janet Yellen to drop the curtain on this act. By Andy Serwer