50-plus Achievers Roll of Honour
Gordon Bowker is an American entrepreneur. He began as a writer and went on to co-found Starbucks, at 51, along with Jerry Baldwin and Zev Siegl.
Ferdinand Porsche was 56 when he founded Porsche in April 1931.
Teiichi Igarashi, 100, was wearing heavy socks but no shoes and was carrying a cane, when he reached the 12,385
Harry Bernstein, who died on June 3 aged 101, caused a literary stir when, aged 96, he published a remarkable memoir of a childhood blighted by squalor, abuse and anti-Semitism in the slums of Stockport during and after the First World War. The book, "The Invisible Wall," he wrote to cope with loneliness after his wife died.
Dr Allan Stewart, a 97-year-old retired Australian dentist, just received his masters degree in clinical science from Southern Cross University setting the new world record for Oldest graduate, according to the World Record Academy