These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Have you ever wondered where billionaires got their start?

U.K.-based recruiter Aaron Wallis took the world’s 100 richest people and analyzed their first career move, searching for a correlation between that and how much money they eventually made.

What they found was that 30 per cent of top billionaires inherited a family business, 17 per cent started their own business and 53 per cent of them began working for another company.

Here’s what the 53 per cent did for their first gig.

These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Salesman
Count of job category: 10
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Stock Trader
Count of job category: 9
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Software Developer
Count of job category: 5
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Engineer
Count of job category: 5
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Analyst (Varied)
Count of job category: 4
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Accountant / Financial
Count of job category: 4
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Retail Assistant
Count of job category: 3
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Marketing Role
Count of job category: 2
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Legal Assistant
Count of job category: 2
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Mechanic
Count of job category: 2
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Military
Count of job category: 2
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Construction worker
Count of job category: 2
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Manufacturer
Count of job category: 1
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Politican
Count of job category: 1
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These are the most common first jobs of billionaires

Job: Translator
Count of job category: 1
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