A brand new generation of entrepreneurs has arrived, and they are already outperforming their parents.
They’re the “millennipreneurs,” as a new survey sets it, and at only 20 to 35 years old, they’re starting more businesses, managing larger staffs, and targeting higher gains than their baby boomer predecessors.
To prepare it, Scorpio Partnership consultancy surveyed 2,600 large and “ultra-high” net worth entrepreneurs from 18 countries. Together they are worth just over $17 billion.
Remi Frank, international head of the key customer group at BNP Paribas, says this is among the first reports to consider millennial entrepreneurs, since the generation is “still very young.” Because of that, he says, it was “impossible to run such a survey even five decades ago.”
Much of the report contrasts millennials to people, that are identified as anyone over age 50.
While the older generation launched their initial companies at roughly 35 years old, so-called “millennipreneurs” are putting out about 27–which means a few of them already have almost a decade of expertise.
“The trend we have discovered is that you can succeed sooner,” Frank says. “Before, you had to be 40 or even 50. Subsequently it was 30 to 40. Now it’s 20 to 30. This is a trend which is obvious everywhere. Of course it is linked to the new technology, but it’s also a change in the Earth, which [currently] admits that you can be the CEO of a big company or own your own business at a young age.”
Millennials are beginning more companies, too. The report discovered that they’ve launched roughly twice as many as boomers have–almost eight companies every single versus three to four to boomers.
Frank says there could be two reasons for that. He notes that it is “simpler today to make a company than previously.” Secondly, millennials may be more open to failure than boomers are. “Before, failure has been believed a stop in your career,” he adds. “Today, you can easily fail” and keep going. “We do not know whether all the 7.7 firms [millennials] have generated are successful.”
However, millennials are following their parents’ cases in other manners. Just 22 percent of those surveyed were first-generation entrepreneurs; for boomers, it was over half. “Even if they behave quite differently from their parents, we cannot deny that they’ve been affected” as entrepreneurs, Frank says.
Young entrepreneurs are leading bigger teams, too–staffs of about 122 individuals, in comparison to boomers’ 30. That’s partially because of the industries they’re operating in, according to the report. While still earning cash in the boomer-preferred professional services sectors (accountancy, law, consulting), millennials were also focused on retail, engineering, investment management and e-commerce, which tend to require larger staffs.
Millennials are also eyeing larger gross profit margins. According to the report, almost 75% anticipated their profits to gain in the coming year. For boomers, it was 42 percent.
BNP’s report found that millennials have another perspective of social responsibility, also. Frank says that while entrepreneurs normally built their businesses and wealth initially and considered philanthropy later, “millennipreneurs” are considering their societal influence early on.
“This may change the way they act,” he adds. “They might be leaving company sooner than at the preceding generations so as to give back more concretely. Maybe what Bill Gates decided to perform if he was 50, some of those in this generation will do when they are 30. I really don’t know, clearly, but it’s certainly possible.”
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