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WOW! – 10 Super Successful People Who Changed Their Careers After Age 30

Most of us have heard the saying that Age is just a number, the question arises do we actually believe this? Well, to be honest, a lot of people do feel insecure in changing their careers, especially after spending some years in a particular industry. The pressure of society and the responsibilities of handling family makes it a difficult and courageous decision to make.

It is not that change is beneficial every time but it always gives us the experience to cope up with the difficult situations of life. In this article, we have shared 10 super successful people who made the tough decision of changing their career paths even after the age of 30. Take a look:

1. Ray Kroc


Ray Kroc worked as a salesman in a milkshake-device company before buying McDonald’s at the age of 52 and transformed McD into the best fast food chain in the world.

2. Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti is the co-founder of 2 famous internet companies Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. Before this, he worked as a computer teacher helping school going children to learn using Microsoft Excel.

3. Colonel Sanders

The number of failures this man saw in his lifetime can make anyone lose confidence. Before KFC, Sanders tried multiple things but unfortunately failed in everything. He was 62 when he franchised KFC.

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Known for his bodybuilding skills, Arnold also tried other options as a career and succeeded in them. He decided to become an actor in his 30s and then switched his path to politics to become the Governor of California in 2003 at the age of 56.

5. Sara Blakely

Before opening Spanx, Sara sold office supplies for 7 continues years by doing door-to-door marketing. She decided to quit her job to work full time on her business.

6. Vera Wang

Vera Wang was born and brought up in New York City. She worked as figure skater and journalist before making her way into the fashion industry at the age of 40. Oday, she is one of the most popular fashion designers in the world.

7. Jeff Bezos

Presently the richest man on the earth, Jeff Bezos also changed his career after 31. He was doing good in his career in computer science and worked at Wall Street to look at the business of several financial firms.

8. Cher Wang

before taking the decision of starting HTC at the age of 39, Wang used to work as a regular employee in her sister’s company.

9. Jack Ma


The founder of Alibaba group had never used a computer before the age of 33. He tried to get employment but was rejected by many companies. In 1999, he decided to launch his own business and rest is history.

10. Harrison Ford

Harrison worked as a carpenter for years for supporting his family financially but he discovered his love for acting and transformed himself into a great actor and is continuing this career after starting at 31.

We hope this article can give you some motivation. We recommend you to only think about switching your career path only if you have interest and love for that work. Don’t go for the money or fame that you will get.

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