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Young, bright college kid develops the next big thing in internet technology from his dorm, drops out and starts up...then sells his company for an ungodly sum of money.

It's the Cinderella tale of our time - the younger, the better. Cue the oohs and aahs.
 
Reality is a little different. Turns out, maybe unsurprisingly: age is an asset. The average age of entrepreneurs in high-growth industries is 40. Not 22.
 
And that's not where it ends. Inc.'s Why 80 Is the New 30 profiled eight octogenarian entrepreneurs. One was 106 at the time. Aged entrepreneurs tend to be more successful on average, too. The numbers speak for themselves.
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