Study: Being Smart Does Not Make You Rich

Your IQ has really no relationship to your wealth. And being very smart does not protect you from getting into financial difficulty.

By JENNIFER WARNER
WebMD

April 25, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post

Having a high IQ isn’t money in the bank, according to new research that shows smarter doesn’t necessarily mean richer.

A nationwide study shows people of below average and average intelligence are just as wealthy as those in similar circumstances with higher IQs.

In fact, researchers say the highly intelligent may be more prone to financial troubles.

“People don’t become rich just because they are smart,” says researcher Jay Zagorsky, a research scientist at Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research, in a news release. “Your IQ has really no relationship to your wealth. And being very smart does not protect you from getting into financial difficulty.”

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One thought on “Study: Being Smart Does Not Make You Rich

  1. Being really smart doesn’t even mean you’ll do well in school, or go on to college, much less become rich and successful. Often highly intelligent people struggle socially, for different reasons, and this can be a huge handicap in and of itself.

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