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Top 10 Winners & Losers of 2009

Plenty can happen during the course of a year. We came into 2009 with much despair and are leaving with hope. Of course, as with any other year, some expectations were met, there were also some disappointments, and uncertainty seems to rule.
And over the course of the year, we had our share of winners and losers. Without further ado, here is The Finance Professor's list of the Top 10 Winners & Losers of 2009, beginning with the five biggest winners.

Winner 1: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs had a form of pancreatic cancer. He cheated death. He then had a liver transplant. He cheated death again. He's built Apple (AAPL - Get Report) into of the largest and the fastest-growing technology companies in the world. Through last Friday, Apple's stock price had appreciated 144% in 2009.

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