12 Women who achieved success after age 40 -- and beyond.

after 40 success women May 25, 2017

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Betty White

Achieved iconic success at age 51 when she joined the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1973 

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Published her first "Little House on the Prairie" book in 1932 when she was age 65 

Martha Stewart

Achieved real success at age 41 when she published her first book, Entertaining. 

Vera Wang

Her wedding in 1989 at age 40 was the beginning of her success when she decided she wanted to become a designer, opening her first bridal boutique the following year.

 Nina Zagat

Along with her husband, Tim, when they both turned 42, they gave up their legal careers to write their first restaurant guides. Their company is part of Google now.

 Robin Chase

At age 40 in 2000, Robin was taking some time off work to be with her children when she and her friend, Antje Danielson, came up with the car-sharing company, Zip Car.

 Julia Child

Julia didn’t publish her first cookbook until age 39; then, at age 51, she made her...

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