Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who became President of South Africa at 74.

Monday, 17 August 2015 14:43

Lew Wallace, 53 - Author of Ben Hur

Lew Wallace was 53 when he wrote Ben Hur, called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century. He was a lawyer and a Union General in the American Civil War.

Ray Kroc started McDonald's at the age of 52. Yes, he's to blame for the world fast-food addiction!

Peter Mark Roget is best known for publishing, in 1852, at aged 52, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, which is now known as Roget's Theasurus and has never been out of print!

Colonel Harland Saunders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 62.

Monday, 17 August 2015 13:01

Ronald Reagan, 70 - US President

After a remarkable acting career, Ronald Reagan became the 40th American President at 70 years old.

Francis "Frank" McCourt started writing at 65. He was an Irish-American teacher and writer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his incredible novel "Angela's Ashes" which was later made into a film.

Kawasaki Shōzō founded Kawasaki Heavy Industries at 59.

in 1911, Charles Ranlett Flint, 61, formed the Computing-Tabulating-Recoridng Company. In 1924, it was re-branded as International Business Machines (IBM).

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.

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