It’s never too late to start, do you believe in that? Well if you don’t then you better start believing it because we have got you a list of entrepreneurs who have proven it right. These entrepreneurs started late in their life but started big. After having a look you will find out all you need is just a start with a motive of not giving up.
11. Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman is the executive chairman and co-founder of LinkedIn with Konstantin Guericke, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Allen Blue, Eric Ly. He founded the social network in December 2002. He was 36 years old when he founded the business-oriented platform, which was launched in May 2003. It is a career development platform, used by both employers to post jobs and by job seekers to upload their CVs and find a job.
10. Gordon Bowker
Gordon Bowker is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder of Starbucks with Jerry Baldwin and Zev Siegl. He founded it on 31 March, 1971 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He was 37 years old when he did that. By November 2021, the company had 33,833 stores in 80 different countries, out of which 15,444 are located in the United States. For information, the rise of the second wave of coffee culture is generally attributed to Starbucks.
9. Vera Wang
Vera Wang is an American fashion designer born on June 27, 1949. She first worked as an editor at Vogue for 17 years. She left the job to work for Ralph Lauren for 2 years. At the age of 40, she finally decide to become an independent bridal wear designer. She makes wedding gowns for public figures and has a lot of stores, to produce affordable ready-made cloth called Simply Vera.
8. Robert Noyce
Robert Noyce was an American physicist. He was an entrepreneur and co-founder of Intel Corporation with an American businessman and engineer Gordon Moore. He founded the company at 41 years of age in 1968. His company Intel is the world’s largest Semiconductor Chip (memory chips, microprocessors, and integrated chips) producer in terms of revenue.
7. Robin Chase
Robin Chase is the former CEO and co-founder of Zipcar with Antje Danielson. She is also an American transportation entrepreneur. She is also the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar. In January 2000 she co-founded Zipcar at the age of 42. Zipcar is a place where you can rent a car for a short period, payable by the minute, hour, or day. The members have to pay a monthly or annual premium fee for car reservations.
6. Sam Walton
Samuel Moore Walton the Founder of the famous multinational retailer Walmart. He was also an American businessman and entrepreneur. He founded Walmart on July 2, 1962, in Rogers, Arkansas, when grew 44 years old. Walmart in common words is a grocery store but provides a wide range of goods for customers with discounts. As of 2019, Walmart was by far the world's leading retailer by revenue.
5. James Sinegal
James Sinegal is an American billionaire businessman and the former CEO and the co-founder of the Costco Wholesale Corporation with an American attorney, entrepreneur Jeffrey Hart Brotman. He was 47 years of age when he founded the corporation. Costco is a wholesale retailer selling discounted goods and it is also known for carrying top-quality national and regional brands.
4. Adi Dassler
Adi Dassler was the founder of the German sportswear company Adidas. He was also a German cobbler, inventor, and entrepreneur. He founded the multinational company at the age of 48 on 18 August 1949, Herzogenaurach, Germany. Adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second-largest in the world. In 2018, Adidas’s revenue was around €21.915 billion.
3. Bill Bowerman
Bill Bowerman was the co-founder of Nike. He was also an American track and field coach. He founded the Multinational corporation on January 25, 1964, when he was 52 years old. His company is the world's largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel, and other sports equipment.
2. Charles Flint
Charles Ranlett Flint is the founder of IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) as a Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) in the beginning. At the age of 61, he founded the company on June 16, 1911. His company now produces and sells computer hardware, middleware, and software and provides hosting and consulting services.
1. Colonel Sandel
Colonel Harland David Sanders was the founder of the fast-food chicken restaurant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). He was 62 years old when he founded the restaurant on September 24, 1952, in North Corbin, Kentucky, United States. His restaurant is now the world's second-largest restaurant chain as measured by sales, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries as of December 2019.