Father’s Day By The Numbers

The bean counters at Fast Company did the math on Dad’s holiday.

100th anniversary of the first observance in 1910.

There are approximately 66,000,000 FATHERS in the U.S.

Consumers spent an average of $91 on Father’s Day in 2009.

One in Four dads spend less than an hour with their kids each day. Thirty-eight percent of working dads say they’d take a pay cut for more time with their children.

Father’s Day is the FIFTH most popular DINING-OUT DAY. The top three beneficiaries: Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, and Applebee’s.

Up to 1 in 25 men suffer from male postnatal depression, aka “sad dad syndrome.”

The number of first-time dads over the age of 35 rose by 50% from 1970 to 1999. The number of dads under 30 fell by 18%.

7 OF THE TOP 15 TV dads, according to a 2009 survey, are from programs that aired in the ’50s or ’60s. The most beloved ever? Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show.

Thirteen percent of the U.S. companies offer paid paternity leave. Of the top 15 western economies, only the United States, Switzerland, and Australia do not mandate it.

Robert Kiyosaki’s RICH DAD POOR DAD series of personal-finance books has sold more than 25 million copies.

There are at least 2 million FATHER-SON businesses in the United States. Comcast, the New York Times Co., and Timberland are three of the larger companies that have been handed down from father to son.

100% of phrases that begin with “not your father’s” (or “not your daddy’s) are clicked.

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