It is not always easy, of course, to find lots of companies whose shares will potentially compound at an average rate of 26% or better.* Yet there are almost always a few, enterprises that have exceptional potential or ones that are going through a rough patch so that their shares are depressed. When the market is a bit ahead of itself, as is the case currently, one may only find a handful such as those in the table. Once there is a new bear market, however, many more strong company bargains will inevitably appear with which to round out a portfolio of ten.
There are other ways to acquire a million in the stock market. Warren Buffett pointed out a few years ago that if one had invested just $40 ($540 in today's dollars) in Coca-Cola in 1919 and held onto the resulting shares since then, he or she could now have, after stock splits and with all dividends reinvested, from that single investment, an over $5,000,000 nest egg. Actually, following that comment, Coca-Cola has continued to increase, and one's initial $40 would now be worth nearly $11 million. This is Buffett's example of the potential of investing in wonderful businesses. Short of that kind of wisdom or good fortune, however, the above steady-as-she-goes purchase of baskets of winning companies' shares is an approach that works.
Good luck with your own investing researches, patience, and rewards.
(*Such projections are estimates only. There is no guarantee of future returns.)