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Data Mine: Teens and Fame

Tidbits on teens and fame, the presidency, women, debt, money and work.

  • 31 percent of American teenagers believe they'll become famous one day.
  • 20% of teens would like to be the president.
  • 2 out of 5 women long for traditional gender roles of the 1950s.
  • Nearly 1 out of 3 professional athletes are women.
  • Women are 15 times as likely as men to become top executives at major corporations before the age of 40.
  • $27 - The amount of cash the average American carries in his or her wallet.
  • The average woman has $2,584 in credit card debt; the average man has $3,932.
  • A female investment banker's starting salary is about 116 percent of a male's salary.