The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur


" The average and median age of company founders when they started their current companies was 40."


" 95.1 percent of respondents themselves had earned bachelor’s degrees, and 47 percent had more advanced degrees."


" The majority of respondents (75.4 percent) had worked as employees at other companies for more than six years before launching their own companies."


" 69.9 percent of respondents indicated they were married when they launched their first business. An additional 5.2 percent were divorced, separated, or widowed."


" 59.7 percent of respondents indicated they had at least one child when they launched their first business, and 43.5 percent had two or more children."


" The majority of the entrepreneurs in the sample were serial entrepreneurs. The average number of businesses launched by respondents was approximately 2.3."


" Entrepreneurship doesn’t always run in the family. More than half (51.9 percent) of respondents were the first in their families to launch a business."