So, regardless of whether this is true or not, the article could be titled,
"Somebody asks two successful people if they were bored as kids!"
Yeah, it's easy to come up with these results given how insanely unreliable memory is and the fact that it's just asking two people what they think helped them. I mean, come on! This isn't exactly incredible expert research, or particularly compelling.
Next in the series:
"Children should try eating a bug at least once, expert says"
"Children who eat Cheerios will grow up to be creative, expert says"
"Children who shit themselves in preschool likely to repeat offend, expert says."