The top 10 best-performing CEOs by Laura Lorenzetti @FortuneMagazine October 17, 2014, 3:21 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Harvard Business Review released its 2014 list of top-performing chief executives Friday, and some of the leaders that make the list may surprise you. Yes, there are some celebrity CEOs, particularly from the technology industry. But many are hardly household names from companies in pharmaceuticals, real estate and mining. HBR’s based its rankings on gains companies made over the long-term. Criteria included total shareholder return (adjusted for country and industry performance in order to account for rising fortunes of the national market or industry as a whole), market capitalization (measured in inflation-adjusted U.S. dollars). Only CEOs from S&P Global 1200 index who had assumed their posts between 1995 and April 30, 2012. Their performance was measured over the entirety of their tenure. (More details are outlined under “How we calculated the rankings” here.) These rankings don’t reflect more fuzzy criteria like social responsibility and environmental awareness, though HBR looked at CEO value on those measures separately. Here’s the best of the best.