11 Amazing People Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

During the first 10 years of your life, you figure out the basics of being a human. The next 10 years, you figure out the basics of being obnoxious. And after that, you finally get your stuff together. So we’re told, at least.

By the time you hit 30, you’re expected to know what you’re doing with the rest of your life. No finding new passions. No rising to unexpected heights of success. You’re an adult. The remaining decades are just about not screwing it up.

Luckily, for anyone reading this whose ambition and achievement levels are hovering somewhere around “1990s slacker comedy protagonist,” there are plenty of millionaires and movie stars who didn’t get their lives in gear until long after the age when your family and friends start worrying about you. Here are 11 people who waited three decades to make their mark. 

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