Do Good Looking People Earn More Money?

From the “first impressions count” department, here’s a study that indicates that good looking people earn more money.  According to research published in the Journal of Labor Economics, Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle determined that attractive people earn about 5 percent more in hourly pay than their average-looking colleagues, who in turn earn 9 percent more per hour than the plainest-looking workers.

Here’s my response to that.

Bill Gates. 

Of course looks matter. But they don’t matter that much.

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