Published in the journal Developmental Psychology, a 2009 study that claims that Ferris Buellering your way through life is the third-best predictor of whether you'll land a cushy job as an adult, behind intelligence and who your dad is. The study discovered this after following up on 745 subjects from Luxembourg who had taken part in a massive 40-year-old survey that tracked teen rebelliousness -- by '60s Luxembourgian standards, at least. (Presumably stuff like not finishing your thick bean soup, or smoking duty-free cigarettes with those rascally Belgian kids.)
What the study found was that by middle age, these individuals who once showed a tendency toward "rule-breaking and defiance of parental authority" were now successful members of society, even earning a higher income on average than their more mild-mannered peers. As for the reason these troublemakers thrive, that's harder to establish. It could be that these free spirits aren't afraid to speak up and go after what they want, which is a good trait when asking for a raise. Or it could just be a dirty cocktail of valuing competition above interpersonal relationships and a willingness to break rules -- i.e. they don't mind throwing others under the bus to get that corner office. And it makes a lot of sense that if Ferris Bueller was still around today, he'd be with his investment firm bros on the driving range, laughing about how he once got some loser to steal his dad's car, crash it, and get disowned.