What is the Best Performing Stock since the turn of the century?

If you had invested $100 at the beginning of this century in shares of Netflix (NFLX), your position would be worth more than $23,000 today.  Not bad… for second best…

Cost-estimating website HowMuch.net took a look at some of the hottest stocks of the 21st century and found that, while the streaming giant has, indeed, enriched its shareholders, Monster Beverage MNST, +0.97% dominates the competition in terms of returns over the past two decades.

Yes, the energy drink maker.

So what’s $100 in Monster stock worth, as of October 22? Try a cool $62,444. As you can see from this chart, no other S&P SPX, -0.02% stock comes close.

Netflix isn’t the only FAANG stock making the grade. Apple’s AAPL, +0.03% $100 would have turned into $7,416. Having two tech juggernauts like that in the top 10 is no surprise, but how about Equinix EQIX, -2.49% and Tractor Supply TSCO, +0.16% in the third and fourth spots, while Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +1.55% and Walmart WMT, +1.11% didn’t even make the cut?

As for Monster, the stock’s fierce…

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