12 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Worked A 9-5 Job Until Their 30s – It’s Never Too Late

Have you ever had the thought ‘It’s too late for me to start a business’ running through your mind? You might have even believed in it, but here are 12 good examples of why you shouldn’t have. The guys and gals from fundersandfounders.com have made this cool infographic, on which you can see 12 super successful entrepreneurs, who were ‘ordinary people’ working ordinary 9-5 jobs like most people. And they had been doing this till their early 30. Did you know that Harrison Ford was a carpenter until he turned 30? Joanne Rowling, the author of Harry Potter lived on stated benefits before writing the book at 31, and the popular billionaire Mark Cuban worked as a barman until 25. As I mentioned in another post on this site, it’s really not important where you start and what it has been till now. What only matters is the future and what you are going to do from now on. So, if you have some big dreams, you’d better start working on them, because it’s never too late.

One of the brightest examples of making billions of dollars after his 50s is probably Ray Crock, who sold milk shakers for most of his life until he became 52… Then he started McDonalds and made it one of the most successful franchising companies not only in the USA but in the entire world.

So, here are some of the brightest examples of entrepreneurs who started later in their lives and managed to succeed:


Successful anfter their 30s

Successful after their 30s – source – fundersandfounders.com

It’s never too late

It’s never too late to follow your dreams! We live in a society that tells us to follow our dreams at a young age and we start to feel like those opportunities have passed us by if we don’t take the leap when we are young. The truth is, it’s never too late to pursue what you want in life.

There are countless examples of people who decided to pursue their dreams later in life and are now successful in their career. Take Stephen King for example. He didn’t publish his first novel, Carrie, until he was thirty years old. It was then that he became a bestselling author and continued to write more books that have become classics.

Similarly, JK Rowling wrote the first book in the Harry Potter series, The Philosopher’s Stone, when she was 30. And we all know how popular JK Rowling’s books have become!

These examples are just a few of the people that prove that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. If you don’t feel sure enough to take the leap, you can start small and work your way up. You could learn a new skill, start a blog, or pick up a book related to something you’re interested in. Even small progress will help you take a step closer to the path you want to take.

If you’re stuck or feeling overwhelmed, you don’t have to face the challenge alone. Family and friends could provide advice and support as you move forward. You can also reach out to professionals for help, such as career coaches and mentors, who can help you design a plan and move closer towards your dream.

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