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04th Feb 2018

Guys called Will are most likely to become millionaires

James Dawson

It’s not that hard to change you name…

So, if you ever had a mate called Bill, Will or William – and you wondered why they were still able to buy pints the week before pay day – then you might have an answer.

According to Linda Rosenkrantz of, a site dedicated to helping parents choose the right name, it is the most common name among millionaires and billionaires.

Other names on the list include Jeff – which happens to belong to the richest man to ever live: Jeff Bezos – and Elon – as in Elon ‘I made $5 million from a joke I posted on Twitter’ Musk. Also up there is Mark (Zuckerberg), Warren (Buffet)  and Lawrence (Llewelyn-Bowen?).

Sadly for your truly, James isn’t anyway near the top of the list. But it doesn’t buy happiness anyway, so whatever.

The full list of boys most likely to become millionaires is as follows: 

  • Bill
  • William (or Will)
  • Amancio
  • Warren
  • Carlos
  • Jeff
  • Elon
  • Mark
  • Larry
  • Lawrence
  • Michael
  • Charles
  • David
  • Gerald
  • Roman
  • Charles
  • Richard

If you’re a girl, then you’re in luck if you’re called Lauren, Gina or Yelena.

The names of girls most likely to become millionaires are:

  • Lauren
  • Jacqueline
  • Liliane
  • Alice
  • Christy
  • Georgina
  • Salma
  • Gina
  • Yelena
  • Iris
  • Susanne
  • Abigail
  • Muccia

Something to bear in mind if you’re planning on having a kid anytime soon.