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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Not as many people as you might think

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This story appears in the November 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When you were little, it was all about having the best bike and toys around. You fantasized about being waited on in a Richie Rich mansion. But now that you're older, wiser and on your way down the entrepreneurial road, does that quest for wealth still occupy you?

Not necessarily. A recent survey commissioned by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) shows one-third of respondents aged 18 and over said they didn't want to be wealthy. While that's still a minority (as two-thirds were willing to give wealth a try), 80 percent feared wealth would change them for the worse.

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