Online Buzz: The Millions of Millennials
At age 23, Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire for co-founding the worldwide social networking site Facebook. In high school, Eesha Khare developed an energy storage device that can charge cellphones in under a minute. Musical powerhouse Taylor Swift started her career in country music at age 14.
All three are part of the creative, optimistic and cause-driven generation of American young people called millennials, with birthdates between 1980 and 2000. More than 80 million millennials now populate the country, surpassing the baby boomers by roughly 3 million. This number is expected to rise as boomers die and more young people immigrate to America.
Perhaps it's time to take note of young "movers and shakers" to better understand the future of the country, including senior care decisions that could someday be directed by today's 15- to 35-year-olds—some of them your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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