I just read this article I found on Yahoo about billionaires… I like to read “where did they come from” and trend type stuff… here are the characteristics from the article, and where I fall:
Parents have a high aptitude for math. I’m not sure about my parents aptitude for math, but I’m going to say it’s not “high.” Ask my dad about his failed math career and he blames his math teacher, Charlie Brown, who apparently sucked as a teacher and ruined math for my dad. Nothing like Sergey and Brin’s parents :p -1
Parents who are engineers, accountants of small-business owners. My dad was government (-1) but my mom has owned her own business for over 15 years, and always had an entrepreneurial knack… indeed, her parents owned a business for decades (+1).
Born in the Fall (specifically September, definitely NOT December). I was born in November – is that Fall or Winter? I dunno. -1
Never started college or never finished college. I started and finished, and then got an MBA. I guess that’s -2.
Billionaires from finance (the industry) have graduate degrees. +1. But 9 out of 10 are from Ivy Leagues. -1.
Worked at Goldman Sachs. -1. Isn’t that a clothing store on Fifth Avenue? lol (I know, I know, it’s not)
“Suffered bitter professional setback early in their careers…” Oh yeah, totally. I should get bonus points for this. +1
Yale’s Skull and Bones ultra-secret society. Not. -1
Even with inferior math skills, I’ve added this up to -5 (out of a possible -10 to +10). Maybe I can be a millionaire instead. Or perhaps just a thousandaire.