…is probably buried deep in his/her books/lab equipment/ science kit somewhere in China or Japan (or India).
A recent survey reveals that “only one in five Americans believe that the “next Bill Gates” will come from the United States“.
Further, “practically half of all Americans (49 percent) believe that the next great technology leader will come from either China or Japan.”
The picture gets more complicated when the data is drilled down. There is a generational difference in perceptions re. Japan and China’s ability to produce the next Mr Gates…and amongst higher-income earners, US is still considered to be the place where the next Bill Gates would come from (followed by India and China).