Stacy Robertson
Stacy Robertson
January 16, 2024 ·  4 min read

Research shows that January babies are more likely to become rich and famous

January can be quite an unsettling time of the year. Many people find themselves recovering from holiday expenditures, travel stress and worrying about impending bills. It may not really be the most appealing idea to have a baby amidst all that New Year fuss.

On the contrary, research seems to suggest you might want to time your delivery to fall in the month of January. There is evidence that’s shown January babies are more likely to be rich and famous, better at sports or successful CEOs later in life.

Isn’t that every parent’s dream for their kids?

Well, according to some researchers, January kids have higher chances of making that dream come true.

January kids are better at sports and fitness

Dr. Adrian Bernett, a senior research fellow from the Queensland University of technology in Australia, says your birth month could influence your future health and fitness. His research focuses more on sports and athletic fame.

As published in. Science Daily, Dr. Bernett explains that January babies have more development time than other babies. They come right at the beginning of the year and have the full twelve months ahead of all the others. This allows them to appear bigger and stronger as kids.

From a survey conducted on players in the Australian football league, there are 33% more January-born athletes that athletes born in other months. “Research in the UK shows those born at the start of the school year also do better academically and have more confidence,” he said.

“And with physical activity being so important, it could also mean smaller children get disheartened and play less sport. If smaller children are missing out on sporting activity then this has potentially serious consequences for their health in adulthood.

” January babies are more likely to be better at sports than kids born in other months. This gives them a better chance of going pro in sports in the future.

The Aquarius Club has more famous celebrities

A study published in the Journal of Social Sciences backs up this theory. A survey was carried out on 100 successful celebrities, from all areas of entertainment, and the number of Aquarian celebrities was greatest.

The Aquarius period dates from January 21 to February 20. So this particular study proves that February-born babies are also in the club. Even when the number was increased to 200 and subsequently 300, Aquarius still topped the charts.

In the Aquarius group, the number of January-born celebrities towered over the February-born. This particular survey certainly seems to back up the theory. The likes of Cuba Gooding Jr., Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Anniston, Justin Timberlake, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Shakira are all Aquarian babies.

They are said to have luckier stars than kids with other signs. Perhaps it’s a New Year thing. If a good number of famous celebrities are January-born, this could mean that little fire-cracker you had in January could be the next Oprah or Bradley Cooper. And they were born in January too!

Even if they’re not famous celebs, January babies are more likely to become rich bosses

As published on Science Direct, yet another study proves that January kids are more likely to become top bosses and CEOs. This study has proven to be the most credible, seeing as it spanned a period of 17 years.

The birth months of CEOs from 500 S&P companies were compared from 1992 to 2009. January-born bosses accounted for 10% of the total number, making January the highest boss-producing month.

That’s definitely something to hold onto. January kids are generally more charismatic and authoritative as if they’re gearing up for high positions in the future.

So that bundle of joy you received at the beginning of the New Year, holds more potential than you could have imagined. Don’t fret though if your little one isn’t an Aquarian.

The lucky star is just one of those things. If all kids are given love, care, guidance, and full support, the world will be in their tiny little grasps.

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