Most Successful People Over 80 : 2011 Celebrity

Friday, 2 September 2011

Most successful people over 80- Most successful 80-somethings. Investor Warren Buffett and legendary talk show host Regis Philbin recently turned 80 years old. In honor of their becoming octogenarians, we look at some of the best-known and successful 80-somethings. Scroll through to see if your favorite made the cut.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin 81 years old
Why he's famous: This second man to walk on the moon the first Neil Armstrong born August 5, 1930, a West Point, united states military academy west point , grad, served in the U.S. Air Force, united states air force, before moving to NASA and the Apollo 11 moon-walking mission. Aldrin jumped back into the spotlight in 2010 on "Dancing With the Stars" and is undergoing a legal battle with his wife buzz aldrin legal battle.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou 83 years old
Why she's famous: Author and poet Maya Angelou she born St Louis, Missouri, is known for her autobiographical series, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". One of her notable achievements includes reading a poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.

Bob Barker

Bob Barker 87 years old
Why he's famous: Bob Barker born Darrington, WA, got his start hosting game show "Truth or Consequences", truth or consequences game show , in 1956. He moved on to several more game shows before becoming the host of "The Price is Right"  long bob barker host price is right 35 years.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett 81 years old
Why he's famous: Warren Buffett, warren buffett net worth $50 billion , CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is the third richest person in the world, bill gates and larry ellison. He's known as one of the most successful investors as well as a dedicated philanthropist definition, as he plans to give away a huge portion of his wealth, warren buffett to give away 99% of wealth , to charity, especially this one, gates foundation.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery 81 years old
Why he's famous: Before starring as James Bond, Sean Connery in six official James bond films , Sean Connery trained as a bodybuilder, Sean Connery Mr. Universe title , and got offered a contract with a legendary English soccer club, Manchester united.

Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke  85 years old
Why he's famous: Dick Van Dyke from West Plains, MO made his first network TV appearance on the game show "Chance of a Lifetime" game show in 1954. Six years later he began starring in the classic "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood 81 years old
Why he's famous: Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood  films and got his start on a TV western, rawhide tv show , in 1959. Eastwood born San Francisco, California, has established himself as one of the most acclaimed directors in history, winning awards for many films, including "Invictus," "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Million Dollar Baby."

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman 81 years old
Why he's famous: Gene Hackman from San Bernardino, CA, rose to fame in 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde" and has starred in many films. One of his most recent roles was in a 2001 dramedy,  alongside Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner 85 years old
Why he's famous: The Playboy founder left his job as a copywriter for this magazine, playboy magazine started 1953, mortgaging his furniture to get the initial funds to launch the magazine. The Playboy empire has since expanded to include a TV show, girls next door , but the patriarch has suffered a disappointment in his personal life, +hugh hefner canceled engagement.

Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman 85 years old
Why she's famous: Cloris Leachman from Des Moines, Iowa, is best known for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom in the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show. " More recently, the actress/comedian starred as Grandma Ida in this TV series and showed off her dancing moves in "Dancing With the Stars"

Stan Lee

Stan Lee 88 years old
Why he's famous: Legendary Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee born New York, New York, is responsible for giving the world superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The X-Men. Lee hosted a reality show and acted in several films in more recent years.

Roger Moore

Roger Moore 83 years old

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison 80 years old

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch 80 years old

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno 84 years old

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II 85 years old
Why she's famous: Her royal highness, Queen Elizabeth II she married to, prince philip duke of edinburgh , began her reign as Queen of England, United Kingdom Feb. 6, 1952. She is also the constitutional head of the Commonwealth realms.

Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin 80 years old

Don Rickles

Don Rickles 85 years old

Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts 80 years old

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters 81 years old

Adam West

Adam West 82 years old

Betty White

Betty White 89 years old
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