Entrepreneurs who became successful after 30 – There is a lot of pressure put on us throughout our youth to “figure it out.” Figure out what college we want to go to, what field we want to study in and ultimately what we are going to do for the rest of our lives. This pressure begins in your teenage years and follows you until you are old and grey. There is a misconception that if you don’t succeed by a certain age, your time limit expires.
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This is far from true. Success is reached and dreams are accomplished through hard work, perseverance and all around motivation. There is no reason to feel guilty in your twenties if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, the following ten people were once exactly like you, and now they are some of the world’s most successful and fascinating people.
What the following ten icons demonstrate is that you can’t accomplish anything by giving up. They all faced individual hardships and were rejected, fired and unemployed at one point or another. The next ten entrepreneurs demonstrate that you are never too old to accomplish greatness and that every obstacle you have faced is placed in front of you for a reason.
10. Tim Westergren – Pandora Radio
Tim Westergren started Pandora at the age of 35. Before starting this company Westergren was a struggling musician and manny (male nanny). Pandora, which started as a hardware company that allowed stores to play music, went bankrupt in their first two years. However, Wetergren managed to convince fifty employees to work without pay. Westergren’s hard work and determination in combination with his vision is what lead this entrepreneur to success. The hippy’s love of music paid off for him, as he is now worth an estimated $22 billion. Westergren only found success in his late thirties proving that it is never too late to accomplish your dreams.
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