Many people believe that if their child is born in certain months, they will become successful and intelligent adults. As a result, parents strive to provide their children with the best opportunities to succeed. However, what if we told you that the only important factors are the day and month of your child’s birth?
According to the website gocompare, the majority of billionaires on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people were born in January and February. Gocompare analyzed the birthdates of the richest people on the Forbes list and found that over 22% of them were born between December 22 and February 28, indicating that they share the zodiac signs of Capricorn or Aquarius.
Bill Murphy Jr., the executive editor of Mid.com, cites Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book “Outliers” to support this idea. Gladwell explains in his book how the majority of productive players on Canada’s hockey teams are born in the first few months of the year.
Bill Murphy, Jr., executive editor of Mid.com, suggests that children born under the zodiac signs of Aquarius or Capricorn may have an advantage in school due to being slightly older than their peers. This idea is based on the concept discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, which describes how the majority of productive players on Canada’s hockey team are born in the first few months of the year. Murphy believes that, like the hockey players, these children may be better developed and given leadership roles, making school easier for them on average.
In her study article titled “Left Behind by Birth Month,” Ingeborg F. Solli investigates the correlation between children’s academic performance and the month of their birth. Solli’s research in Norway suggests that children born earlier in the year tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate from high school and earn higher income by age 30 compared to those born later in the year.
According to Solli’s research, older students in a class tend to perform noticeably better than their younger counterparts, with a significant and nearly linear effect of birth month on GPA. This finding remains consistent even after controlling for mother-fixed effects and removing background factors. These results support Murphy’s hypothesis that those born earlier in the year perform better due to a greater sense of maturity.