By Alan Murray and Geoffrey Smith
December 18, 2017

Good morning,

Fortune publishes its Best of 2017 in Business list this morning. Some highlights:

The rich get richer: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos saw his net worth increase $33.1 billion this year to $97.5 billion; Chinese real estate tycoon Hui Ka Yan reaped a $27.5 billion increase to $34.9 billion; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg added $22.5 billion to his wealth, now estimated at $72.2 billion; LVMH Moet’s Bernard Arnault enjoyed a $22.1 billion increase to $61.3 billion; and Tencent’s Pony Ma’s net worth went up $18.2 billion to $39 billion.

CEO quote of the year: Elon Musk, in a Rolling Stone interview on how he rallied after a breakup: “It took every ounce of will to be able to do the Model 3 event and not look like the most depressed guy around. For most of that day, I was morbid. And then I had to psych myself up: drink a couple of Red Bulls, hang out with positive people and then, like, tell myself: ‘I have all these people depending on me. All right, do it!’”

The best performing stocks in the Fortune 500: Chemours, up 134.1%; NRG Energy, up 130%; NVR, up 107.8%; Micron Tech, up 99.5%; PayPal, up 85.6%; D.R. Horton, up 85.4%.

You can find the full list here. News below.

 

Alan Murray
@alansmurray
alan.murray@fortune.com

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