If you didn't start a multi-million dollar business or become a CEO in your 20s, you may think your prime time for success has come and gone.
But while the Mark Zuckerbergs and Michelle Phans of the business world might get a lot of the attention, most professionals — and many storied innovators — achieve success later on.
Here are 8 iconic entrepreneurs icons who made it big after age 40:
1. Vera Wang
Wang was a figure skater, dancer and journalist before making a grand entrance to the fashion world at age 40 with the opening of her flagship bridal salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York.
"All those years of skating and dancing have carried over," Wang says. "I can't design anything without thinking of how a woman's body will look and move when she's wearing it."