2013 Businessperson of the year
December 9, 2013
Cover Story

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

  • The shared genius of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

    The shared genius of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

    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 Best in Business 2013

    The Best in Business 2013

    The top products, profits, movies, babies, buildings, fads, sayings, and more. By Catherine Dunn, Erika Fry, and Anne VanderMey

  • Ted Turner at 75

    Ted Turner at 75

    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

  • Who’s the richest guy in Los Angeles?

    Who’s the richest guy in Los Angeles?

    It’s Patrick Soon-Shiong, a 61-year-old South African immigrant who’s now worth $8.9 billion. By David Whitford

  • Closer look

    Closer look

    An unusual real estate scramble inside Brazil’s shantytowns. By Vivienne Walt

  • Wall Street

    Wall Street

    The SEC takes up a strange scandal in which the "victims" seem to be benefiting. By Stephen Gandel

  • Sports


    How the NFL will harness big data to improve football. By Colleen Leahey

  • Mining


    In Zambia, Chinese-owned businesses are drawing ire. By Alexis Okeowo

  • Chartist


    A graphic profile of the tobacco trade. By Nicolas Rapp and Ryan Bradley

  • How I Got Started

    How I Got Started

    Wolfgang Puck changed how Americans look at restaurants. Interview by Dinah Eng

  • Verne Harnish

    Verne Harnish

    Four good ideas worth pursuing in 2014.

  • Mobility@work


    With the startup Stripe, two Irish brothers are helping other web entrepreneurs get paid for their wares. By Miguel Helft

  • Rail-time feedback

    Rail-time feedback

    Can a train trip across the Irish countryside turn you into a VC darling? By Vivienne Walt

  • Connected


    Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber on why his hot sneaker company is a perfect fit for Berkshire Hathaway. Interview by Adam Lashinsky

  • Interview


    Oppenheimer’s Justin Leverenz tells Fortune why he’s sticking with emerging markets. By Scott Medintz

  • Fast riser

    Fast riser

    Excited by Krispy Kreme's turnaround, investors have helped triple its stock in the past year. Can shares go higher? By Erika Fry

  • Anatomy of a trade

    Anatomy of a trade

    Applied Materials, a supplier to semiconductor makers, may benefit from industry changes. By Shannon Green

  • 21st-century investing

    21st-century investing

    Floating-rate funds are becoming popular, but there are risks. By Lauren Silva Laughlin

  • Wealth adviser

    Wealth adviser

    It may be time to bet on Brazil. By Janice Revell

  • Tapering or tap dancing

    Tapering or tap dancing?

    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


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