Moneytransfers.com has been comparing the billionaire trends across different generations. Findings show that women make up 19.1% of millennial billionaires, which is the highest percentage of women billionaires of any generation. This number is quite an improvement from the immediate preceding generation, Generation X, which has only 11.9% of its billionaires as women.
Tech and finance to make the most millennial billionaires
Technology accounts for 31% of the millennial billionaires, while finance and investment billionaires sum up about 12.9% of the wealthiest individuals. Other notable industries that make up a significant percentage of millennial billionaires include fashion & retail, and media & entertainment, which account for 8.6% each.
The millennial generation also has the second-highest average net worth of %5.12 billion, with 66.4% of the billionaires in this age group being self-made.
Millennials take pride in being trendsetters
Further analysis of the data findings shows that the generation holds the record for the lowest average number of children among the billionaires of any generation. Besides, it also holds the lowest percentage of married billionaires at 68.4%.
While there are many factors at play for these results, it is not a secret that millennials constantly defy societal expectations. The generation is focused on their freedom, which is probably why less of them opt to get married.
It’s also worth noting that despite the common belief among Baby Boomers and the silent generation, millennials are not lazy. In fact, research shows that most millennials have one or more side hustles to boost their primary sources of income.
What about Zoomers?
Millennials have been the most controversial generation, until recently. Generation Z, popularly known as Zoomers, is the most recent age group and these individuals are causing a buzz in just about any other sector.
With many of these Zoomers now joining the workforce, it will be interesting to see how the billionaire’s trends will play out. We can definitely expect more women billionaires in this generation, if the past trends are anything to go by.
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