Adopt a pet if you want to raise a CEO

Want your kid to be the next Warren Buffett? Get them a puppy. 93% of C-suite executives grew up with a pet, according to a study by Kelton Research for Banfield Pet Hospital. A further 78% of big corporate chiefs attribute their success to their childhood furry friend, with almost a quarter saying their first pet taught them more than their first internship. And it’s not just your children that may benefit from owning a four-legged companion — 62% of those surveyed said they’ve become closer to co-workers thanks to pet ownership, and 77% say they’ve had a big idea while walking their dog.

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