According to a survey of 1,000 teens conducted by Junior Achievement USA and ORC International, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the “Greatest Entrepreneur Alive Today,” far outpacing household names like Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump. Of those teens expressing an opinion, more than a third (37%) picked Bill Gates, followed by entertainment legends Beyoncé (15%) and Oprah Winfrey (11%). Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg trailed (tied at 7%), as did Mark Cuban and Taylor Swift (3%). Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran rounded out the list (tied at 1%).
The JA Launch Lesson highlights current JA programs by bringing an inspiring entrepreneur into the classroom for one hour during the week to share his or her experience with students. The program is designed to be simple for the entrepreneurs to implement, but impactful for the teens participating. For example, during a JA experience, students can learn how to create a business plan or successfully interview for a job.
To learn more about JA programs throughout Northern California, visit www.janorcal.org.