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New research can today reveal the shared characteristics that make a top CEO – from name to age, education to family life.
The study, by careers board Lensa, analysed CEOs from the top 75 companies, in the world, including ICBC, JP Morgan Chase, Amazon and Apple, to identify their shared traits that make them so successful – including first names, age, marital status and nationality.
The anatomy of a CEO:
From the US
Educated to degree level
Married with two children
96% of the CEOs at the world’s top companies are male. The three female CEOs are Jane Fraser (Citigroup), Karen S. Lynch (CVS Health), Mary Barra (General Motors)
15 of the CEOs on the list shared first names – including David, Andy, Brian, Kim, Ma, Oliver and Zhang.
31 of the top companies in the world are based in the US, with China in second place.
Bernard Arnault was the wealthiest CEO studied, with a net worth of $127billion.
Mark Zuckerberg was the youngest CEO on the list, aged 37 – compared to the oldest, Warren Buffett aged 91. Buffett had been the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway for 14 years before Zuckerberg was even born.
You can view the full study here: https://lensa.com/insights/global-ceo-index