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Do You Look Like a Top-Performing CEO? [infographic]


According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, if you’re male, have a full head of hair, are married with 3.1 children, and don’t wear glasses, then you look like a vast majority of the top-performing CEOs in the world. Take a look at the infographic below the cut to see what other characteristics you may have in common with the greatest CEOs of our age.

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(Photo Credit: Jonathan Mueller/Flickr)

Domo and compiled an excellent infographic depicting the anatomy, demographics, educational background, and location of the top 100 CEOs based on data extracted from a recent Harvard Business Review study. It looks like we’re getting closer to figuring out the secret formula for creating top business moguls — finally! Here’s a recap of the findings:

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Physical Characteristics:

  • Male – 98 percent
  • Female – 2 percent (Can you guess who these awesome ladies are?)

  • Glasses – 37 percent
  • No Glasses – 63 percent

  • Balding – 11 percent
  • Receding Hair – 36 percent
  • Full Head-of-Hair – 53 percent

  • Number of Children – 3.1 (That 0.1 percent of a child is a tricky one.)
  • Married – 97 percent

Educational Background:

  • Earned a Bachelors Degree – 99 percent
  • No Bachelors Degree – 1 percent (Can you guess who this unique gem is?)

  • Earned a Masters Degree – 29 percent
  • No Masters Degree – 71 percent

An astounding 61 percent of top-performing CEOs were educated outside of the United States!

For more interesting facts about the world’s chart-topping CEOs, take a look at the infographic below. 

Anatomy of the World

(Infographic Credit: Domo/

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Based on the infographic above, what do you have in common with the top 100 CEOs in the world? Share with our community on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Leah Arnold-Smeets
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