If you pay too much attention to those “30 under 30” lists, you might think that all the major accomplishments in our society belong to the young. Though there is a lot of emphasis on youth in our culture, youngsters aren’t the only ones shaking things up. These actors, business owners, writers, and artists made their mark on the world after blowing out the candles on their fortieth, fiftieth, or even eightieth birthday cakes. You’ll be amazed to discover that some of the most famous and influential people in the world didn’t really hit their stride until a more mature age. Read on to see who these incredible late bloomers are and be inspired by their life lessons.