You’re Never Too Old To Start A New Venture, Look At These Famous Entrepreneurs

Mark Zuckerberg and the current lot of 20-something CEOs are ruining it for people like us who’re facing a mid-life crisis. This infographic gets back at those young pricks and proves why it’s never to late to start your own venture.

Did you know?

  • McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc sold paper cups and milkshake mixers till he was 52
  • Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling was a single mom on welfare till she was 31
  • Harrison Ford was a carpenter till his 30s
  • Zara founder Amancio Ortega was a shirt shop helper till he was 30
  • Evan Williams co-founded Twitter at the age of 35
  • Niklas Zennstromm was 37 when he created Skype
  • Arianna Huffington started Huffington Post at the age of 54

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So if you haven’t come up with that billion dollar idea yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and colleagues.  Have something to add? Use the comments section.

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Comments

    • D Krishna Kumar says

      Hi,
      A personal question..are you in anyway connected to Mr. George Smmers, who was my boss in GEC (UK) way back in early 80’s?
      regards
      jkay

  1. Maryse Jarl says

    I’d like my boss to see that. He told me once ” it’s too late “….I’m 57 and I still have dreams !

  2. koka says

    Cola founder died poor and sick. It’s not bout starting early or late but what does it do for you along the way. So shut up and work.

  3. adam j tan says

    “When the student is ready….a teacher will appear”.
    Usually out of nowhere.

    Phew, I was beginning to doubt that.Thank goodness I didn’t.

  4. Jed Carado says

    I’ve been waiting for someone to make this compilation.

    Thanks for this. Will definitely share with my team.

    Jed Carado
    Forex Broker

  5. Dustin says

    Very good design, graphics and motivation. Thanks for benefiting everyone.
    Will definitely share.

    Dustin
    Principal Photographer,
    Graphic Designer

  6. Rex chan says

    Every entrepreneur face many uncertainties, ups and downs everyday. These info really help enhancing their confidence.
    Thanks a lot!

    • Rebecca Scott says

      Omg, Rex, is that you? It’s rebecca fraom graphic design uni!! rmb meeeeee?? Where are you at the moment?

  7. John says

    You have no idea how much this has helped me out this morning. From the bottom of my heart – thank you.
    John

  8. Reuben C. Gracia says

    Very encouraging and inspiring! I am a successful entrepreneur in the making! Watch out for me, ‘coz very soon….I’ll have my own story to tell!

  9. Tiny Twerp says

    Your infographic is awesome, succinct and straight to the point. Really made me want to continue reading. Interesting way of capturing your reader’s attention! Didn’t know so many successful entrepreneur started in their mid 30s or even later. Now I see hope haha

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