10 people who do not immediately become successful
Don't worry if you can't find the trick. Success does not come momentalnoe, people in the region 30 years critically examine their lives and understand that have not had time to do anything sensible. And come up with an idea that time is gone, and it now remains to deal with the situation. We have collected the stories of ten people who prove that a new start is never too late, and success will come only later.
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Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald'sTo 52 years sold paper cups
"In 1954, I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and arthritis. I cut out the gall bladder and most of the thyroid gland. But I believed in the future," — recalled ray Kroc fateful moment, when he met with the brothers McDonald.
In addition to numerous diseases, he was deaf and poor. CROC was a famous businessman, but his company regularly failed. When in 1954 it took him 15 thousand in cash to buy the license for the distribution of "McDonald's", no Bank gave him a loan. Had to mortgage the house and insurance, then he lived another 30 years and earned 600 million.
Harland David Sanders (Colonel Sanders), KFCIn 40 years came up to cook fried chicken for visitors to refill it
Interested in the fate of the founder of a chain of fast food restaurants: he lost his father early, my mother worked a lot, and from an early age he was responsible for the food in the house. Besides, soon began to work (already 10 years), tried many professions, and at 12 he left home because not a relationship with the stepfather. We can say, Colonel Sanders, the embodiment of the American dream.
"I believe that fried chicken is a Dish-a Symbol of American Hospitality. That's right — with capital letters. And I don't care who sits at your table — the king, big shot, or a simple man. Once you have a visitor, your job is to feed him well," says Harland Sanders.
JK Rowling, author "Harry Potter»To 31 years was a single mother on the Dole
The idea of the novel came to her in 1990, over the next seven years she lost her job and divorced her husband and lived in poverty until he published the first novel series in 1997. Now she's the bestselling author in the UK, and for five years has gone from living in poverty to the status of a multimillionaire.
Amancio Ortega, owner of ZaraTo 37 years worked as an assistant in the store
Because of family poverty Amancio could not finish high school, and from 13 years started to go the store shirts. When he was 37 years old, Amancio opened his knitwear factory.
At first he together with his wife Rosalia sewed robes, nightgowns and lingerie in the living room of his house. Once a client has cancelled an order for a large shipment of linen, and to save the business, the couple decided to sell lingerie on their own. So they have in 1975, appeared shop Zorba, Amancio was then 40 years old. And in 2012, Bloomberg acknowledged Ortega richest man in Europe — its holding company owns textile brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, Stradivarius.
Harrison Ford, actor and producerTo 30 years was a carpenter
In 1968, Harrison Ford starred in the film "Zabriskie point", but all the scenes with his participation were cut. After that, he decided to leave acting career and became a carpenter until he accidentally met George Lucas and invited to the shooting of the film "American graffiti". Harrison Ford at the time was 30 years.
Mary Kay ash, founder of Mary KayTo 45 years worked as a sales agent
Mary Kay for 25 years he worked as a sales agent, not receiving the promotion. She was 45 years old when she decided to quit and write a book about women and business. In the process of writing the book turned into a business plan for her ideal company, and it was decided to sell products for skin care. In 1963 Mary Kay with her husband founded the company Mary Kay Cosmetics with a starting capital of $5000.
"I wanted to create a company that would provide the opportunity for women for every female, having a family and raising children — to pursue their careers," says Mary.
Henry Ford, Creator of Ford Motor CompanyMy company was founded only 40 years
Born in a family of emigrants from Ireland, in his youth ran away from home and went to work in Detroit. To 36 years, was a mechanical engineer in the company of Edison. The first car constructed in 30 years, his own company founded only ten years later.
The greatest success came to the company with the release of the model T Ford in 1908, Henry Ford at the time was 45 years.
Ursula burns, CEO of XeroxTo 32 years were held in the Xerox Junior positions
Ursula was born in a seedy area of Manhattan — the Lower East side and spent his childhood in the "Baruch houses" — houses for the poor. She was educated and in 1980 came an internship at Xerox. And in 2009, Ursula became the CEO of the company and the first black woman to head a U.S. Corporation.
Sheldon Adelson, founder of Las Vegas SandsTo 30 years selling shampoos and liquid glass
Left school at 12 years and the only not doing: selling Newspapers, selling soap, shampoo and tissues in hotels, founded with his brother the firm Lennie De-Ice-It for the sale of sprays with the car defroster, worked as a mortgage broker. Even his father was reeling from a spectrum of business interests budding young men: "Sheldon — used to say the old Boston taxi driver — you are like horse manure — you're everywhere!".
First, he created a computer show in Las Vegas, and in 1988 established the Las Vegas Sands Corporation — the world's largest casino. At the time he was 55 years old.
Mana Bhargava, the Creator of the energy 5-Hour EnergyTo 30 years was a monk in a mountain monastery in India
And then came to the US and became a businessman — founded the company, which produces energy 5-Hour Energy. His name is linked to a major scandal because of the harmful effects of the drinks, but the story is not about that. Just imagine how he managed to move his life in another dimension, of the hermit turned into a billionaire.
Andrea Bocelli, singerUp to 33 years played the piano in bars
In 12 years, completely blind, all his life dreamed of becoming an Opera singer. For this, he went to Turin, where he studied singing with the famous tenor, in the evenings, earning money for lessons by playing piano in various groups.
In 1992, Andrea has successfully auditioned for the Italian rock star Zucchero. After this a demo song gets Luciano Pavarotti and career Andrea goes uphill. Now he's known as a singer and popularizer of Opera music.
Eng Lee, the DirectorTo 36 years was unemployed
Studied filmmaking in the US and picked up a couple of successful student films. But beyond that it does not matter, and for six years he was unemployed. Only in 1990 (and Whether it was already 36 years), his script won the competition, then began his directing career. Now, ang Lee famous all over the world, and you must have seen his films: "Crouching tiger, hidden dragon", "Hulk", "Brokeback mountain" and"Life of PI". published