9 Stocks to Make You Rich

Investors dream of owning stocks that will make them rich—companies with game-changing technology, a miracle drug or a service that will prove so popular for such a long time that it catapults the company into prominence and its stock into the stratosphere.

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Investors dream of owning stocks that will make them rich—companies with game-changing technology, a miracle drug or a service that will prove so popular for such a long time that it catapults the company into prominence and its stock into the stratosphere. But finding and holding on to those companies is no easy feat. Buying growth stocks is a bit like riding a bucking bronco, says Mike Lippert, manager of the Baron Opportunity fund. The ride, while rewarding, is both rocky and treacherous.

Lately, investors have lost their appetite for growth stocks, especially those with ultra-high valuation measures. The selloff gives contrarian investors more-attractive entry points. The nine stocks we feature are suitable only if you have the stomach for a lot of volatility and can handle big losses. And if you do, it’s best to buy at least a few of them—if not all.

Prices and related figures are as of May 16. Annual sales are for the past four quarters. Earnings estimates provided by Thomson Reuters.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.