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Will You Be a Rich Adult?

Popularity doesn't mean success

March 28, 2004

By GirlsNewsDaily.com staff


A recent survey looked at the top executives of some of the worlds biggest companies and found that as children, many of them shared similarities. One surprise is how many considered themselves popular in grade school.

The survey, conducted at the direction of author Eric Yaverbaum, analyzed the responses of 208 chief executive officers, or CEOs, of 1,000 of the country's biggest companies.

Often, the president of a company is the CEO -- the person in charge of all the other workers. The CEO is usually the most powerful (and richest) person at a company. The chief executive of the United States is President Bush.

The survey said that most CEOs (84%) said they read quite a bit as children.

And even though your mom might lead you to believe differently, three out of every four CEOs said they watched more than 10 hours of television a week growing up.

Speaking of mom, more of the people participating in the survey were close to their moms than dads, and their mothers were their childhood idols more than twice as often as their fathers

Many of the CEOs (67%) said they learned more life lessons in neighborhood "choose up sports" than school sports or organized leagues.

Around six out of every ten CEOs said they were unpopular in grade school, while the survey reported just 7% (less than one out of every ten) said they were "very popular."

More CEOs believe a woman should be tough than intelligent to be a good leader.



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