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Think You Missed Your Shot? Here Are 14 Motivating Stories of Successful People Who Started Late in Life

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They got what they wanted after some hard work.

Not everyone was born into wealth and fame, some people have to work long and hard to achieve that status. And some people happened to start that work a little bit later in life. The following celebrities didn’t have success in their fields at first, but with perseverance and little bit of luck, they got what they really wanted and held on to it. Whether they were starving artists or decided to change their career path in order to follow their passion, these celebs were late bloomers.

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It’s never too late to achieve!

Morgan Freeman

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Now Morgan Freeman is a celebrated actor, and a GPS narrator, but his first credit in a film didn’t happen until he was 48 years old.

Vera Wang

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Vera Wang is a top dress designer now, but she didn’t design her first dress until the age of 40. She was a figure skater in her early life, but failed to get into the Olympics. She held a position at Vogue Magazine, but was turned down for Editor-in-Chief.