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Assuming the people defined as "business owners" in the Gallup data have been running their business for a while, they represent a very small minority of entrepreneurs, those who actually succeeded to some extent.

"Entrepreneurship certainly has vastly more potential to make you rich"? Well, you might be the next Larry Ellison, in the same way you might start a band and become as rich as U2. If wealth is your goal, an MBA and a job in investment banking is a far more reliable and reproducible path.

As I see it, most just hope to be able to make a living building software (/playing music/farming/etc) independently. Getting rich is a very rare byproduct.




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