LOS ANGELES, CA - Wondering if you'll ever have that genius breakthrough? How old are you? Because science has determined at what age creative minds peak. You’re gonna be seriously inspired- or seriously bummed out, depending on how long you've been on the planet.
New data from an economist in the Netherlands- who has long worked to quantify human creativity- shows that renowned composers, painters, and Pulitzer Prize winning writers don't produce their best quality work until the average age of... 42!
Few peaked before age 30, but plenty of them produced their most revered masterpieces in their 40s, 50s, and beyond.
Viola Davis didn't win her Academy Award until she was 46.
Morgan Freeman didn't book a major Hollywood film until he was 52.
Martha Stewart didn't launch her multimedia empire until she was 56.
Kathryn Bigelow didn't win the Academy Award for directing Hurtlocker until she was 57.
The Colonel himself, Harland Sanders, didn't open the first KFC franchise until he was 65 years old.
Artists, dreamers, and entrepreneurs: it is never too late. Sometimes you've got to live a little to get inspired.