13 People Who Made Mid-Life Career Changes And Became Famous

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13 People Who Made Mid-Life Career Changes And Became Famous

Despite what our parents tell us, we here at Cracked really believe it's never too late. No matter where you are or what you're doing, there's always an opportunity to get things back on track or just start over in a new direction.

The reality is that sometimes you hit your thirties, forties, fifties, or even sixties and realize you don't care for your current career. There's plenty of people who still manage to switch things up and find something that they ACTUALLY enjoy.

We found more than a dozen people who not only made mid-career changes, but actually became pretty famous in the process.

For example, did you know the actor how plays Phyllis in the Office was 54 years old when she landed the role? Before that, she worked in the back office in the casting department.

These 13 people realized they wanted something different, took a risk, and it paid off. Scroll down for more!

Colonel Sanders became easily bored at jobs Before selling fried chicken, Sanders was a farmer, streetcar conductor, soldier, railroad fireman, lawyer, insurance salesman, steamboat operator, secretary, lighting manufacturer, hotel owner. Sanders didn't start to create his empire until he was 65 years old. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Verge

Meghan Markle retired from acting to join royalty In a story we're probably all familiar with, Markle's tempid career in acting ended at 36 in a high-profile marriage that might just change the course of British royalty forever. CRACKED.COM

Vera Wang was an ice skater and fashion editor Vera Wang was a national competing ice skater who went on to work at Vogue as one of the youngest editors. She started her incredibly successful bridal wear line at 40 years old. CRACKED.COM

Source: People

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