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A 40-Year Simulation Reveals the Hugest (Shocking) Factor for Becoming Wealthy
It is not hard work, talent, mindset, or consistency
Almost every form of success follows the normal distribution — a minority at the bottom, most hovering in the average, and a few exceptional ones at the top.
Take IQ for example. While a whopping 69% of the population lies in the 85 to 115 range, only 0.1% are below 55 or above 145.
Pro sports, arts, work hours, music, workloads, skill proficiencies, etc. all have similar bell curves — albeit with flatter or sharper peaks.
But the distribution of wealth is an anomaly.
The richest 1% own over half the world’s net worth — even more startling is the top 10 possessing a higher combined wealth than the bottom 5 billion people!
Even weirder is that multiple studies have found that the wealthiest people aren’t necessarily the most talented — in any shape or form.