Billionaire Late Bloomers, by Age of Breakthrough
More often than not, individuals and media alike focus on the success stories of early bloomers.
These early-age accomplishments of some of the richest people in the world are highlighted as marvels. The early achievements of hoodie-wearing CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegel—who became billionaires at ages 23 and 25, respectively—come to mind.
But there’s also the case to be made for the late bloomer. According to the Census Bureau, a 35-year-old is three times more likely to found a successful start-up than someone aged 22.
The infographic above, from Virtual College, highlights 45 billionaires who had their breakthrough later in life, by the age of their respective breakthrough.
Billionaires With Career Breakthroughs at or After Age 35
Though these late successes span many different industries and countries, there are many consistent through lines.
The 45 billionaires highlighted had an average age of 41 and an average net worth of $10 billion.
|Billionaire||Company||Age of Breakthrough||Net Worth ($B)||Nationality|
|Eduardo Eurnekian||Corporacion America||56||$1.3||Argentina|
|Torstein Hagen||Viking Cruises||54||$1.5||Norway|
|Ion Tiriac||Banca Tiriac||51||$1.7||Romania|
|Hussain Sajwani||Damac Properties||49||$2.4||UAE|
|Robert Kuok||Shangra-La Hotels and Resorts||48||$12.6||Malaysia|
|Ricardo Po||Century Pacific||47||$1.1||Philippines|
|Alain Tarvella||Altarea Cogedim Group||46||$2.0||France|
|Seo Jung-Jin||Celltrion||44||$14.2||South Korea|
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