Study Shows Baby Names Most Likely To Become Billionaires

Humans naturally dream of becoming millionaires or billionaires in their lifetimes, but obviously, you have to be extremely lucky to hit the jackpot.

Last year, Forbes reported that there were 2,208 billionaires worldwide - with a total net worth of $9.1 trillion. Jeff Bazos from Amazon took the top spot at $112 billion, with Bill Gates of Microsoft coming in second at $90 billion.

Unless a child is born into an extremely wealthy family, there's obviously no easy way of guessing if they'll become billionaires or not. But HushHush.com published a list that could hint if your newborn will become a billionaire one day.

The list revealed the names of boys and girls "who are most likely to become billionaires when they grow up." HusHush.com says they used "internal data" and details courtesy of the Sunday Times Rich List to come up with their list.

For boys, "John, Johnathan and Jonny" took the top spot, followed by "Dave (David)," and "Thomas (Tommy or Tom)." The rest of the top 10 in order was (from four to 10) Wang, Bill (Billy), Charles (Charlie), Michael, (Mike/Mikey), Robert (Robbie), Mohammed and Jim (Jimmy).

But parents who didn't give any of these names to their sons shall not be discouraged. As mentioned above, Bezos is the richest man in the world - and "Jeff" didn't appear on the list. Neither did "Warren" (Warren Buffet), "Mark" (Mark Zuckerberg), or "Larry (Larry Ellison and Larry Page).

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For girls, Marie, Maria and Mary claimed the No. 1 spot, followed by Judy and Judith at No. 2 and Sofia and Sofie at number three. Victoria (Vicky/Tori), Elizabeth (Beth/Lizzie), Abigail (Abby/Abbie), Kim, MacKenzie and Kirsten rounded out the list.

Again, don't feel discouraged if you didn't give your daughter any of these names. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Alice Walton, Jacqueline Mars, Yang Huiyan, Susanne Klatten and Laurene Powell were listed by Forbes as the top six wealthiest women in the world. None of those first names appeared on the HushHush top-10 list for women, although Abigail Johnson was ranked as Forbes by the seventh-richest woman.

But hey, if you gave any of these 20 names (or a variation) to your child, why not dream about the possibility of raising a future billionaire?

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