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Did You Know...

WOW FACTOR

Beginning in 2011, and continuing for 19 years, about 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day.


WOW FACTOR

Numbering an estimated few thousand in 1950, the 100+ population escalated to over a third of a million worldwide by 2010, with highest concentrations in the U.S. and Japan (Aging, 2009).


WOW FACTOR

15% to 20% of older people living in the suburbs would like to relocate to urban areas. These moves are motivated by a lifestyle change, not by a real estate purchase alone.

WOW FACTOR

Nearly one in five of all Americans have thought about moving abroad. Among the college-educated, this proportion is even greater —about one in four.

The US State Department estimated in 2005 that around 6.6 million Americans lived abroad, in more than 160 countries, with over 1 million Americans living in Mexico, 688,000 in Canada, 224,000 in the United Kingdom, 169,000 in Italy and 102,000 in France.


WOW FACTOR

Contrary to popularly held assumptions, it turns out that over the past decade or so, the highest rate of entrepreneurship activity belongs to the 55 to 64 group.Increasing life expectancy suggests a blossoming of even older entrepreneurs. Today's entrepreneurial 60-year-old could be the 2020s entrepreneurial 70-year-old. Even more noteworthy is that startups with older work owners are more successful, at least as measured by their survival rates."






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