Senior Citizens Start More Business Than Young

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When they picture the modern American entrepreneur, many people imagine Mark Zuckerberg-types — young, tech-savvy, fresh out of college. But when it comes to successful entrepreneurship, the best years of life may be after 50.

According to a survey by the nonprofit Kauffman Foundation, Americans aged 55 to 64 start new business ventures at a higher rate than any other age group, including twentysomethings. In 2010, the survey said, 23 percent of new entrepreneurs were aged 55 to 64, up from 14 percent in 1996.

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