Who Cares About 30 Under 30? – Here are the middle-aged people who just got their big break after years of hard work

I know, it’s not as catchy as ’30 under 30′, filled with young startup ‘CEOs’ straight out of college, or young bosses who are younger than most of their staff, but I was inspired by TV Writer, Melissa Hunter’s tweet to share some of the amazing people who replied and shared how they got their big break later in their career.

While it’s awesome that there are so many younger people achieving great things, us older (or getting older rapidly) folks need to hold on to a dream that there still is hope of a breakthrough rather than working for younger and younger bosses who have plenty to say about the industry you’ve worked for decades in.

So there you have it. There’s hope no matter your age or situation. What will your big break be?


  1. Eschelle Westwood

    January 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    This is so good I love all the responses – you can teach old dogs new tricks!! Which is great as i’ve always wanted to look into voice acting.

  2. Salma

    January 15, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    I saw that tweet. I went back to school at 42 to get my personal training certification!

  3. Michael Kwan

    January 15, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I saw this tweet too! Did you know that Samuel L. Jackson didn’t land his first big role until he was in his mid-40s? And Larry David didn’t make it big until he co-created Seinfeld in his early 40s? And Regis Philbin didn’t make it big with his daytime TV show until he was in his late 50s!

  4. Tamara

    January 15, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I loved reading all of those tweets when they came out. They are all so inspiring!

  5. Susan Carraretto

    January 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I love these stories of people around my age (46) stepping back out to try new things and push themselves further.

  6. Janette Shearer

    January 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

    OMG… I love reading all those success stories! So inspiring to know that no matter what age… you can always not only chase your goals but crush them too!

  7. Tairalyn Ciulla

    January 16, 2020 at 11:42 am

    If that isn’t enough inspiration for me to keep on keepin’ on – I don;t know what it. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Reg Lok

    January 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    I love seeing this James! People over 30 deserve to be recognized for their accomplishements too!

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