Is Your Baby a Future CEO? That Depends

New research suggests the month someone was born in may be correlated with their chances of leading a company.

The Wall Street Journal covered a new study that suggests summer babies just should give up on their business aspirations…

According to the report, just 6.1 percent of a sampling of S&P 500 CEOs was born in June, and 5.9 percent had July birthdays. That’s well below the number born in March (12.5 percent) and April (10.7 percent). The researchers looked at 375 CEOs who held the job title between 1992 and 2009.

Part of the reason, according to the study, is when they started kindergarten. Those who start younger are at a disadvantage, while those who don’t squeak past the school registration cutoff and wait a year are better prepared.

The full article appears in the research journal Economics Letters, and costs $31.50 to read.

Stacy Johnson

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