5 World Renowned Faces that found success after the age of 40


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If you are someone in your late twenties or early thirties, there’s a great chance that you’re now coming to terms with the fact that you still don’t have your life figured out. When you were twenty, you thought you will definitely have it all figured out by your 30th birthday. And now that the time’s coming close or already gone, do your passions and aspirations seem far fetched and out of reach?

It’s quite natural to feel that way. But there are plenty of success stories that prove otherwise- and all you have to do is scroll down to get some inspiration from the people who show that it’s never too late:

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani founded Reliance Industries in 1966, coming in at the age of 34. And then worked his way forward towards making Reliance Industries the pioneer of revolution in India. Today, his name is amongst the world’s greatest entrepreneurs.

Stan Lee

Yes, the creator of comic book characters that we’ve all grown up with. Did you know he created hit very first hit comic book superhero family ‘The Fantastic Four’ a couple of days shy of his 39th birthday. Over the course of the next years he would go on to create the major titles of the Marvel Universe like X-Men, Spider-Man and several others. 
Not only are these characters cultural icons, but they made our childhood awesome.

Colonel Sanders- KFC

We’re sure you’ve all heard this one, but this success story is too good to be left out. Harland Sanders was at the ripe age of 62 when he pioneered the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in 1952. Though he would go on to sell it for 2 million dollars 12 years later, but his is a face that is recognized globally even today.

Henry Ford

The revolutionary American industrialist and the founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford clocked 45 years when he came up with the Model T Ford car. The car would go on to revolutionize the automobile industry and put Henry Ford on the road to success.

Vera Wang

One of the most recognisable fashion designers in the world, Vera Wang launched her first fashion line at the age of 40.


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Written by

Vedant Kaushik