Published By: Priya

Successful personalities who switched their career and found success.

There are many highly successful people who dared a major career change and built a successful business. They left their comfort zone and choose to follow their dream despite not starting early on in life. Here are a few such personalities who inspire millions of us.

Stephen King

Stephen King is known for his renowned novels like It (1986), The Shining (1977), and Carrie (1974). Before becoming one of the greatest writers of all time, he worked as a high school janitor to make ends meet. This shift in his career was instrumental to his success and made him one of the highest-paid authors with an estimated net worth of around $400 million.

Walt Disney

The co-founder of Walt Disney Productions started as a newspaper editor. Evidently, the world-famous Walt Disney animator and producer was fired from his post asa newspaper editor and was told that he lacks imagination and new ideas. He then followed his passion and proved them wrong with his classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang was born in New York after her Chinese parents emigrated to the United States in the mid-1940s. Before entering the fashion industry, she worked as a figure skater and a journalist. Vera Wang followed her instincts and made her mark in the fashion world as one of the most prominent fashion designers.

Jeff Bezos

Currently the richest man in the world, Bezos made a crucial change in his career at the age of 31. Jeff worked with Wall Street from 1986 to 1994 in the domain of computer science and handled businesses of several financial companies. He founded Amazon in late 1994 and that made all the difference.

Jack Ma

Another tech giant, Jack Ma founder of Alibaba Group didn’t know how to use a computer till the age of 33. In one of the speeches told that he was rejected by many companies before in 1999, and he decided to launch his own company. By 2014, Alibaba became one of the most valuable technology brands in the whole world.

Giorgio Armani

Armani worked in the Italian army at a military hospital in Verona. In 1953 he left the army and started working as a window dresser at a regular store in Milan. He also sold at a clothing department for men. Late in his mid-60s, he founded his own company in 1975 which led him to be known as one of the most reputed fashion designers.