The following link is a piece of shit.
The following statements are excerpts from that piece of shit.
"Another common myth is that millionaires were born into money or inherited it. But that's not often the case. In a recent survey, Fidelity Investments found 86 percent of millionaires are self-made. And among the more than 100 millionaires I interviewed for my book, each was self-made and only 26 percent of them said they even had connections to important people beforehand. "
If one were to click on that "recent survey" link, they would find the following "evidence":
"Eighty-six percent of today’s millionaires did not consider themselves wealthy growing up ('self-made'), while only 14 percent said they grew up wealthy ('born-wealthy')."
First of all, the entire notion of being "self-made" is complete bullshit. Unless a person fed, clothed, sheltered, and educated him or herself from the onset, that person is not self-made. No one is self-made.
Furthermore, how in the motherfucking hell did a survey of millionaires' opinions about themselves lead to the conclusion that "86 percent of millionaires are self-made?" So these brainiacs asked a bunch of rich people if they thought they were wealthy growing up; the rich people said no; and then they came to the conclusion that most rich people are self-made. I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure self-reported data is not the gold standard. And I'm pretty sure it's not enough to support such a bold statement of fact.
So this is how science is done today, eh? SERIOUSLY! WHAT THE FUCK!