40 People Who Are Living Proof You Can Make It In Silicon Valley After 40

The week after Brian Acton (age 42) sold WhatsApp for $19B, many thought of it as an abnormality. Though the data says otherwise, The Valley still persists in believing you are done if you haven’t “made it” by 30.

The actual data shows the average age of peak innovation to be 40. In reality, Mark Zuckerberg and all the younglings getting the attention are the exception.