A recent survey of 3,000 across the world asked the question, just what would you do if you won a life-changing million? We were absolutely staggered to find out that within the United Kingdom, just 5% of people would consider starting a business, with an even more shocking figure that within the United States, just 2% of winners opting to start their own company.
Do these findings imply that there are less entrepreneurs amongst us these days? Perhaps the multinational giants of the world have such a vice like grip on the markets, that new, exciting businesses just cannot compete. This could well be why the results show that nearly half of all Britons would buy a house, or that 38% of Americans would pay off any long-term debts.
The survey conducted by Betway highlights a significant difference in the ways that Brits, Europeans and Americans would all spend a cool £1,000,000. It’s clear that within Briton, getting onto or moving up the property ladder is of the upmost priority. While real estate isn’t the top priority within America, it does rank highly with 26% of those surveyed would rank buying a house as most important. Europeans would statistically prefer to pay off their debts (25%) than buying a new house (20%), arguably wanting to settle existing bills before jumping into the property market.
The survey breaks down a host of fascinating factors, you can see below how men and woman differ with what they would do, while also showing the most charitable nation, or those who would jet off into the sunset!
How to spend 1m (UK results)
How to spend 1m (US results)
How to spend 1m (EU results)