Benjamin F. Jones


Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

The average age is much older than the Zuckerbergs of the world.

Many associate entrepreneurship with youth — like Mark Zuckerberg, who famously started Facebook as a student at Harvard. Photo by Paul Sakuma/ AP.

The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas, boundless energy, and a still-sharp mind. Silicon Valley has bet on this image for years.

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