NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some of the holdings that are bringing investors like Warren Buffett, George Soros and Dan Loeb holiday cheer this winter might surprise you. It's not only the sexy stocks like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) that lift billionaires' portfolios to new heights.
The picks listed below are made up of a mix of longtime under-the-radar outperformers as well as a few equities that have only recently gained momentum; there are new sin-stock buys and small-cap surprises as well, on top of generous dividend players and a few more traditional stocks -- plenty of variety to stuff in your holiday equities stockings.
The one thing that binds them together is that they're all making money for some of the most successful investors of all time. Click through to see which surprising stocks are performing the best for which billionaire investors.
The railcar manufacturer has been a bright spot in what otherwise has been a tough year for Icahn. The investment has registered double-digit gains year-to-date.