The idea of Monday morning quarterbacking has been around for as long as the stock market has been around. CNBC‘s Dominic Chu have taken a look at how much money you would have made if you invested $10,000 in the following biggest, well-known companies in America before the end of the crisis, which is known as the beginning of the bullish period: Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN), General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP), 

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If you would have invested in the hotel company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), you would have been sitting pretty with $241,000 and there is no looking back at all. The returns keep getting better day by day. Remember Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN)’s stock was trading as low as $10 in 2009 while its current value is approximately $75 per share which looks like a dream to anyone.

The three topmost investors in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) are Lone Pine Captial with 4.88 million shares shares, Iridian Asset Management with 4.87 million shares and First Eagle Investment Management with 1.91 million shares held as of the end of March. 

If you think that Wyndham’s returns were really impressive, hang on. If you would have invested a similar amount in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN), you would have been holding stock worth an unbelievable quarter of a million dollars. The reason why it’s unbelievable is because back in 2009, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN)’s stock was trading at around $18 – $20 and today it trades around $310 which would blow away any person.

Viking Global holds about 1.05 million shares in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN). The other key investors in the company are Orbimed Advisors with 539,000 shares and Columbus Circle Investors with 485,500 shares reported in their latest 13F filings.

Now if a quarter million $ don’t excite you, we got a better one. If you would have invested a similar $10000 in General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP), which specializes in Mall and retail properties across America, you would have been holding a stock worth $800,000. Yes, literally, 80 times the money invested. The stock of General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP) was trading too badly that it went to around $0.30 at a point of time in 2009 and its currently trading at around $24. Now that is not too bad for waiting 5 years after investing, isn’t it?

Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital owns around 3,511,278 shares of General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP) as of the end of the first quarter.  Among other key investors in the company are Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management owning 2,958,786 and 1,311,994 respectively.

General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP) is one company that has paid off almost 80 times the value in five years which is jaw dropping. However, we must take into consideration that it came down to $0.30 from $64 so its all in the game at the end of the day.

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