When wealthy investors were growing up, few considered owning a business to be the most respected career path. Over time, however, entrepreneurship has grown in stature and popularity.
Half of wealthy investors believe owning a business is one of the most prestigious careers to pursue, now and in the future. Most also believe that investors just starting a career would rank entrepreneur at the top of the list.
Entrepreneurs are growing in prestige
...and many investors believe now is the time to
own a business
Bolstered by a favorable environment for business—and drawn by the prospect of being their own boss—58% of today’s wealthy investors would consider starting a business. Their outlook on the economy is the highest it’s been since the financial crisis (72% highly optimistic), while recent tax and regulatory reform have made the idea of owning a business even more attractive.