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Top 5 Famous People Who Found Success Later In Life!!

This generation is all about living the fast life. We all have these dreams, aspirations, and ambitions we hope to accomplish in our lifetime but when it doesn’t seem to be working out or when it feels like our lives are moving so slow, we tend to doubt.

It does not help that we could go on social media and see someone who seems to have everything we want to achieve at our own age or a far younger age.

The truth is, there is no yardstick to measuring the “successful age”. We are all at different stages in life, although it seems some people got successful overnight, there are always struggle stories that almost never make it on Facebook or Instagram. Some people find success early while some find success later in life.

Below are some 5 famous people who found success later in life

1 Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Vera Wang is synonymous with anything bridal.

But did you know she was a good figure skater who failed to make it to the Olympic team, she also failed to land the editor-in-chief position at popular magazine, Vogue. However, at age 40 she opened her first bridal boutique and the rest, they say is history.

2. Samuel Jackson


Samuel Jackson, the popular badass actor, was a social worker before making his big break in Pulp Fiction at age 46. Now at age 67 he has starred in lots of blockbuster movies including Star Wars, The Avengers, Coming To America, Iron man, The Legend of Tarzan among others.


3. Oprah Winfrey


At age 23 she was fired from her reporting job. At age 33 she launched the Oprah Winfrey Show, sealing her name in the TV show hall of fame.

4. Morgan Freeman

Although Freeman seems to have been famous forever, he didn’t land his first big role until Driving Miss Daisy — a film that he made when he was 52 years old.

5. Harland David Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken


Having gone through trying times in his early age; losing his father, getting fired from numerous jobs.

In 1952, at the age of 62, Sanders franchised his “Kentucky Fried Chicken” for the first time. Today, KFC has over 18,800 outlets in 118 different countries and territories.


Written by How Africa

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