Monster Beverage Corporation, Netflix Inc., and Equinix Inc. top the list of the 10 hottest stocks since 2000, and have made millionaires out of those bold enough to invest big in them.

Compiling info from trusted sources such as Business Insider and Yahoo Finance, data visualization website found out how much you'd have earned today if you invested a measly $100 in the top 10 firms that gave the largest return on your investment since the year 2000.

There are only four well-known names in the list of the top 10 hottest stocks since 2000. They're Monster Beverage Corporation, Netflix Inc., Apple Inc. and Mastercard Inc. Monster and Netflix are number one and two on the list.

The list shows that if you had invested $100 in Monster Beverage in the year 2000, this amount would've increased by 62,444% today and hit $62,444 over 19 years. A $1,000 investment would have earned $62,444,000.

The rest of the top 10 is populated by companies many might never have even heard of, but are generating returns that put Wall Street to shame.

Total Return (%) on $100 Investment:

  1. Monster Beverage Corporation: 62,444%
  2. Netflix Inc.: 23,071%
  3. Equinix Inc: 12,050%.

    Located in California, Equinix is an internet connection and data center firm that is a world leader in the global colocation data center market. It operates 200 data centers in 24 countries on five continents.
  4. Tractor Supply Company: 10,171%.

    This 81 year-old firm based in Tennessee markets products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, livestock, equine and pet care.
  5. Intuitive Surgical Inc.: 9,155%.

    This corporation is a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of robots designed for minimally invasive surgery. It's popular for its da Vinci Surgical System.
  6. Ansys Inc.: 7,856%.

    Develops and markets engineering simulation software that tests a product's durability, temperature distribution, fluid movements and electromagnetic properties.
  7. Apple Inc.: 7,416%
  8. IDEXX Laboratories Inc.: 6,822%.

    This American multinational develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the veterinary, livestock, poultry, water testing and dairy industries.
  9. Mastercard Inc.: 6,279%
  10. Ross Stores Inc.: 6,003%

    This chain of discount department stores based in California is the largest off-priced retailer in the U.S. It has no presence in New England, New York, northern New Jersey, Alaska, and some areas of the Midwest, however.
Netflix remains the streaming leader with its unrivaled global reach but is facing powerful new competitors including Apple and Disney. AFP/ROBYN BECK