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The infographic below parses Fortune 100 CEOs' education, military service, and demographics. A few observations:
- 92 percent of Fortune 100 CEOs are men; 92 percent are white.
- The mean and median age for top CEOs is 57.
- The top school for both undergraduate and graduate degrees is Harvard. While undergraduate degrees are varied, the top graduate degree by a clear margin is MBA. (57 percent.)
- Only six out of the top 100 served in the military at all. Three were soldiers, two were sailors, and one was a Marine.
So there you have it. When you picture the typical top CEO, visualize a 50-ish white man named Peter, with a few degrees from Harvard on his wall and a background in the private sector. Or think outside those parameters, and visualize a less homogeneous future.
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