Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid which supplies energy to body cells and enhances physical performance. Using the Young Finns Study combined with the Finnish Linked employer-employee data we show that quantities of creatine measured in 1980 prior to labour market entry affect entrepreneurial success as measured by capital income accumulation over the period 1993–2010 (in particular for females). However, we do not find evidence that creatine affects the propensity to become an entrepreneur. Our study contributes to the emerging literature on biomarkers and entrepreneurship.

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Rietveld, C.A, Böckerman, P, Viinikainen, J, Bryson, A, Raitakari, O, & Pehkonen, J. (2016). Creatine and entrepreneurship. Journal of Bioeconomics, 18(1), 53–64. doi:10.1007/s10818-016-9211-1