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Georgetown study: 'To succeed in America, it's better to be born rich than smart'

According to a recent report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose,” in the United States being born wealthy is a better indicator of adult success than academic performance. 

“To succeed in America, it’s better to be born rich than smart,” Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the CEW and lead author of the report, tells CNBC Make It.  “People with talent often don’t succeed. What we found in this study is that people with talent that come from disadvantaged households don’t do as well as people with very little talent from advantaged households.”

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