Joe Robinson argues, there are few truths about the demographics of successful entrepreneurs however, there are traits.
All of the attributes suggested here are required in varying degrees at different stages of the journey.
My personal favourite is the last one though, rule-breaking. My final report from school contained the observation that "whilst Adam was never actually in trouble, he was never far from it". This was, I believe, meant to be an admonishment of some type but I took it as a huge compliment.
And it is true that a level of rule-breaking comes in handy from time to time. Running a start-up does not come with a rule-book so it makes sense that people who naturally disregard rules when they are foolish would do better than those that like to live inside the rails.
Rule-breaking Entrepreneurs exist to defy conventional wisdom. A survey last year by Ross Levine of the University of California, Berkeley, and Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics found that among incorporated entrepreneurs, a combination of "smarts" and "aggressive, illicit, risk-taking activities" is a characteristic mix. This often shows up in youth as rebellious behavior, such as pot-smoking. That description would certainly hold true for some of the most famous entrepreneurs of recent years.