There are only 1,826 billionaires in the world and there are some common traits that majority of them share. According to price comparison website GoCompare, which analysed data from Forbes between 1996 and 2015, there are some major factors that the world’s richest people seem to adhere to.
From sharing the same star sign to the average amount of children they usually have, there are some pretty weird common traits.
Check them out.
6. They’re married — 88% of the world’s billionaires have a spouse. The most well-known example right now is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is worth over $35 billion and is married to lawyer Priscilla Chan. Both recently welcomed their daughter Max into the world.
5. They have children — only 21% of the world’s billionaires are childless. According to the Forbes data, a huge 25% of billionaires have four children in total while 17% have five or more like Donald Trump — Ivanka, Tiffany, Donald Trump, Jr., Eric and Barron.
4. They have degrees — Although billionaires like Virgin founder Richard Branson and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are famous for making their empires without a university education, 77% of the world’s billionaires have a degree from Bachelor level upwards. Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim, pictured, got his degree in engineering.
3. They have hair — only 21% of the world’s billionaires are bald despite the vast majority of them being men (only 197 of the 1,826 are women). Most male billionaires have hair — like Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 27, 2014.
2. They don’t wear glasses — billionaires as of 2015 are less likely to sport eye wear, like Spanx founder Sara Blakely. Only 41% wear glasses.
1. They have the astrological sign of Aquarius — 12.5% of the world’s billionaires are born between January 21 to February 19 like media magnate Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, only 5.9% of the richest people in the world were born between June 21 and July 22.
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