44 Successful People Who Proved That Age is Nothing But A Number

No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages

  1. Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
  2. Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
  3. Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
  4. Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  5. Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
  6. Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
  7. Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
  8. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
  9. Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
  10. Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
  11. Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
  12. Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
  13. Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
  14. Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  15. Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
  16. Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
  17. J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
  18. J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
  19. Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
  20. Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
  21. John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
  22. John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
  23. Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
  24. Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
  25. Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
  26. Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
  27. Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
  28. Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
  29. Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
  30. Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
  31. Nadia Comaneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
  32. Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
  33. Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”
  34. Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
  35. Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
  36. Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
  37. Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
  38. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
  39. Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
  40. Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
  41. Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
  42. Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
  43. The Wright brothers, Orville (32
  44. Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.

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