2. Being blonde.
In a 2010 Australian study, researchers found that blonde women, on average, make seven percent more than their non-blonde counterparts.
Oddly, the study also found that blonde women on average married wealthier men. The president of the International Blondes Association (a thing that actually exists) explained this by saying, “Blondes have wealthier husbands because we are more fun and outgoing, and men are more attracted to us.”
So make of that what you will.
3. Being a psychopath.
CEOs are four times more likely to be psychopaths, journalist Jon Ronson found in his book The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. In the regular population, only about one percent of people are considered psychopaths. Among CEOs, that number is about four percent.
7. Being born in June.
A survey by England’s Office for National Statistics found that the highest number of executives — plus 23% of the last 22 Nobel peace prize winners — were born in the month of June.