7 Entrepreneurs Who Weren’t Millionaires Until They Were In Their 40’s

6. Gary Heavin

Did you know the founder of Curves is a man? Gary Heavin was 40 when he became a midlife entrepreneur. Heavin says he always saw a disparity in the gym industry. Women wanted to work out a lot, but didn’t necessarily have safe and nurturing gym options to do so (this was in the early 1990s). This wasn’t Heavin’s first startup. He dropped out of college to start his first business, made his first millions by 25, and filed for bankruptcy by the time he was 30. His second time around, he had apparently learned from his mistakes, and found huge success that stuck.


Gary Heavin


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