Many people often wonder and ask: Is there in any way for some connection between a person’s height (tall people) and his/her success in earning? Many people would think that there is somewhat a connection. Literally, they base it on several evidences that they see in literature, history, and pop culture.
Giants in Holy Writings
The Bible confirms and even gives origins that giants exist on Earth and these genes have been passed from generation to generation. These giants are said to be former angels who wanted to be mortals and they caused fear to the land that time where they married normal women. Although the tall people today are not as much as those giants in the old days, we can see that people can be taller than normal!
Military, Politics, and Tall People
Great rulers in the past were so obsessed in hiring or recruiting tall people (men) in the army or the office. One of the most notable rulers that are obsessed in this military requirement is King Frederick William of Prussia. In the 1700s, he paid any price just to stuff his army will men that are not shorter than 6 feet. The head of the army is even 7-foot tall.
King Frederick has already seen at his belief that men who are tall can have more advantage because they have longer bodies and limbs that can run faster and throw weapons farther and stronger.
The obsession of this king over tall men did not end there. Politically, tall men are even traded from other countries, especially from Russia, and these men are traded like products or commodities. They are even received as gifts in some accounts. Illegally, there are some recorded instances when King Frederick even hired agents to smuggle both tall men and women for his army.
In those days, height is translated to power and dominion. This also means that taller men have better strength morally and socially in those times.
Apparently today, professional basketball players are the best examples of the correlation between earning power and greater height. In this sport, we can see that NBA players are one of the best earning people when they are paid very high salaries to play. Aside from basketball, other sports require taller men and they are also paid high salaries when they play professionally. Now, that is height and earning power in today’s popular culture.
Result of a 5-Decade Height and Earning Power Study
It was released through the Wall Street Journal in 1969 the results of a study about the correlation of height and earning power.
They found out that a chance of 75% will an employer prefers and hires a taller person over a shorter one provided that they have the same qualifications.
Another amazing and in fact significant finding in the University of Pennsylvania study is that people who are 6’2” and above are 12.4% higher in income than people who are 6 feet and below. Here is a chart to help you see more:
Level of Income
Level of Income for Taller Men
Monetarily, tall men can really have an advantage in this case. In fact, Malcolm Gladwell of Blink showed that 14.5% of men in the United States are 6’ and above tall. And 58% of CEOs in the US belong in that height bracket!
Amazing Facts about Height and Earning Power of a Person
Now here are true findings from a long-time research by Persico and Postlewaite:
• If you are a British, an additional 1 inch to your height means 2.2% more earning.
• If you are an American, an additional 1 inch to your height means 1.8% more earning.
• The tallest quarter of the population has been earning 13% more than the shortest quarter of the population.
• There is a direct relationship between height prejudice and differences in income according to height.
Height is truly something that we should invest on while we are growing up. Some experts can even predict one’s future income by studying height at puberty. These are not mere opinions or simple observations but these facts came from research and studies conducted by experts.
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