The Biggest Winning Stocks of the Last 30 Years

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The majority of equity-market wealth is created by just a handful stocks. According to a recent study of the performance of more than 64,000 stocks from 1990 to 2020, the compound annual returns (CAGRs) of 55.2% of all stocks during that 30-year period was less than the return for one-month U.S. Treasury bills.

All the $75.7 trillion in net global stock market wealth created over the past 30 years was generated by just 2.4% of stocks.

Picking the few "monster" stocks among the many thousands of underachieving ones is extremely difficult. But for those who guessed right and had the discipline to stick with those winners through bull and bear markets, the rewards have been truly remarkable.

Here are the 20 best-performing stocks of the past 30 years