Do Looks Matter in Making Money? (Infographic)

Updated on June 8, 2020
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Most would say yes. The more attractive you are, the more likely you are to get hired sooner, get promotions quicker, and be more successful overall. Right?

Studies have shown that if you are more attractive, you are more likely to get that job you have been pining for than, say, your less-attractive competition. So, in some cases, yes, attractiveness does play a role in success—but is it the key to wealth?

To test this theory, we analyzed the facial geometry of more than 1,000 of the wealthiest billionaires in the world using Face++’s face detection software. This software computed the beauty score of each individual from both the male and female perspective. We then took the beauty score of each perspective to find their average attractiveness overall.

The results are surprising—and may be disappointing for some.

Check out the infographic below to discover if your face really is the key to your fortune:

Sources: Business Insider | Fortune | Forbes | Business Insider | Rice University News | Business Insider | Idealog

Vice President and Founding Editor at Fundera

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade. Meredith is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending. She is a monthly columnist for AllBusiness, and her advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, StartupNation, and more. Email:
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