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10 Famous People who Proved That It’s Never Too Late To Find Success

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 Are you pushing 30 and worried that you are never going to make it big in life?

 Most believe that if you do not become a big rockstar or a business tycoon by the age of thirty then you have missed your chance to shine and succeed.

However, what most people do not understand is that success is not bound by age or time. It can come at any point of your life. You may suddenly get a million dollar business idea or end up writing the next “Stairway to Heaven.”

If you don’t believe me then check out these 10 famous personalities who found success much later in life.

 

1. Samuel Jackson (Actor)

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Jackson, who had a lot of problems with drug addiction when he was young, only gained popularity at the age of 46 after starring alongside John Travolta in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

 

2. Oprah Winfrey (Talk Show Host)

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After undergoing a lot of hardships and sexual abuse as a young girl, Winfrey found success at the age of 32 through her talk show entitled “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

 

3. Martha Stewart (TV Personality)

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Stewart worked on Wall Street and owned a catering firm before she found success at the age of 41, following the release of her first book Entertaining.

 

4. J.K Rowling (Novelist)

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After struggling for years due to a number of reasons including poverty, a failed marriage, Rowling gainted international popularity in her mid-thirties following the release of the Harry Potter series.

 

5. Harrison Ford (Actor)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Ford, who is best known for portraying Dr Henry Jones in the Indiana Jones series, worked as a carpenter before he found success as an actor at the age of 35.

 

6. Charles Darwin (Scientist)

Charles Darwin

Darwin, who is best known for his theory of Evolution, gained popularity at the age of 50 after his book, “On the Origin of Species” was published.

 

7. Susan Boyle (Singer)

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Boyle, who is a Scottish singer, found success at the age of 48 after her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.

 

8. Larry Ellison (Businessman)

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Ellison worked for Ampex Corporation (a software company) until he was 34 before he decided to start Oracle, which made him a famous billionaire in just a few years.

 

9. Ray Kroc (Businessman)

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Kroc was already 50 before he established the first McDonald’s in 1961.  McDonald’s currently serves 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 36,538 outlets.

 

10. Colonel Sanders (Businessman)

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Colonel Sanders, who had a very hard life shadowed with failures, had the idea for KFC when he was 65 years old. KFC is now one of the largest fast food restaurant chains in the world.

 

So don’t be worried if you still haven’t found success as you may simply be a late bloomer like the aforementioned people.

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