Guys With Short Names Make More Money...Maybe

posted by Mike Bell -

I can tell you that in my case this is not true. According to a new study, guys with one-syllable names make more money. A lot more money.

The study focused on high earners and the researchers discovered that adding just one syllable to your name puts you at risk of losing more than $49,000 in yearly salary. And, guys with three syllables in their name deal with their salary dipping $90,000.

I dunno. How do you explain Warren Buffet, Nelson Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt? Then again, you have Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and the ultimate short first name billionaire J. Paul Getty. 

It seems that it’s easier to remember short names than longer ones, so guys with short names get called on for promotions, better jobs and bigger opportunities. I don't know if this is because bosses have a hard time with big words. 

So, time to start calling yourself by your nickname, the shorter the better.

So from now on, I'm going by M.  

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