Older Entrepreneurs Outperform Younger Founders—Shattering Ageism

SOURCE: Forbes

For most people, the image of a successful entrepreneur is an unshackled, young, brilliant visionary, setting out to change the world, unafraid to work hard and either a college dropout or a recent graduate from an elite university. They think of people like Bill Gates, who cofounded Microsoft when he was 20 years old, Steve Jobs, who was 21 when he cofounded Apple, or the 20-year-old Mark Zuckerberg or the 25-year-old cofounders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

However, this image is flawed. If you’ve ever harbored the thought of quitting your job and starting your own venture, the good news is that your chances for entrepreneurial success get higher with each passing year….