Are successful entrepreneurs born or made?

There’s always lots of talk about whether successful entrepreneurs are born or made, but the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report reveals some interesting new information on this theory. The new generation of entrepreneurs under 35 years old, dubbed the ‘Millennipreneurs’, those business starters from ‘Generation Y’, born between 1980 and 1995, also known as Millennials, would appear to be definitely influenced by the entrepreneurial journeys of their families. Among the successful business owning millennials studied in this research, some 78% come from families with a history of running their own businesses. As a group, each has already established on average 7.7 companies, compared with an average of 3.5 among the 50-and-over Baby Boomers. However, their approach to business differs from that of previous generations in terms of their ambitions, results and leadership style. So, it would appear that the answer is the majority of successful millennial entrepreneurs are definitely born and not made.