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5 Mediocre Footballers Who Achieved Greatness Late in Their Careers

The sporting world loves a football wunderkind — someone who takes over a match despite being one of the youngest players on the pitch. For most players, however, it isn’t so easy to endure years of toil and sacrifice in the lower leagues. That being said, a select few manage to find their stride later in life. They even convert their experience into production on the grand stage. Noteworthy examples include:

Teddy Sheringham

Hall of Famer Teddy Sheringham had a solid early career with Millwall and Nottingham Forest. Still, it wasn’t until he joined Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 27 that his career really took off. Despite this, individual and team honors still eluded him. 

A transfer to Manchester United remedied this, as Sheringham was a key player in the Red Devils’ Treble winning season of 1998-99. After this breakthrough, Sheringham continued to play for more than a decade. He retired in 2008 at the age of 42.

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Gareth McAuley

It took Gareth McAuley more than a decade of solid performances in the NIFL Premiership, EFL League Two, and Championship before he finally made it to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion. His top goal-scoring season came at the age of 37. He also made twelve appearances for the National Team in Northern Ireland in 2016 — more than any other year in his career.

Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy climbed the ranks of European football slowly but consistently. After solid seasons spent with FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, Vardy finally made his ascent to the top with Leicester City.

Despite being with the squad since 2012, it took Vardy several years before he found himself playing for England on the international stage in 2015. Vardy continued to flourish — and in 2020 he became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

Antonio Di Natale

Italian football club Empoli enjoyed nine solid seasons from Antonio Di Natale, who helped the squad gain Serie A promotion. Not much was made of his transfer to Udinese in 2004, but it turned out to be the greatest move of his career. Di Natale would go on to flourish, scoring 191 goals in 385 appearances with the club.

Kevin De Bruyne

Now a star with Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne began his career with some notable disappointment. His first stint in the Premier League, for example, was brief. After only three appearances with Chelsea, he made his way to Wolfsburg and the Bundesliga.

It was there that De Bruyne began to flourish as a player, winning Germany’s Footballer of the Year in 2015. Back in the Premier League with Manchester City, De Bruyne has become one of the best overall players in the world.

If the footballers referenced above are any indication, it really is never too late to make your mark. They should serve as enduring inspiration for people from all walks of life. No, not everybody can achieve athletic greatness at any time, but these examples remind us that the adage “slow and steady wins the race” is worth repeating.

5 Celebrities Who Were Homeschooled

Homeschooling is becoming more popular every year. Some families embrace homeschooling to keep their kids away from mainstream culture. Others gravitate toward this option because they want to explore different modes of learning. There are as many reasons for homeschooling as there are homeschooling families. 

But can homeschooling lead to fame and success? For these five celebrities, it certainly might have. Here are five music, sports, and movie stars who were homeschooled. 

1. Christina Aguilera

As a child, Aguilera went to a traditional school. Then, she was schooled by a tutor on the set of the Mickey Mouse Club. But she returned to public school after she left the series. The experience wasn’t positive — Christina endured a lot of teasing from her classmates.

She begged her parents to be homeschooled, and they reluctantly agreed for her teenage years. Shortly after graduating from her homeschool classes, she launched her award-winning music career. Nobody can tease this star now.

2. Ryan Gosling

As a young kid, Ryan struggled a lot with traditional education. Due to severe dyslexia, he couldn’t read at the age of 10, and his ADHD made it hard to sit still and pay attention. His mom decided to homeschool him, and two years later, he got a job as an actor on the Mickey Mouse Club.

His career has been going hard since then, and he’s one of the few child stars who were able to be successful as an adult. Ryan claims that his homeschooling years gave him a sense of autonomy that he has never really lost. 

3. Blake Griffin

This star basketball player was the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. He played with the LA Clippers for nine seasons and went to the Detroit Pistons in 2018. Then, in 2021, he joined the Brooklyn Nets.

Blake was homeschooled in elementary and middle school. He started school in high school so that he could join the basketball team. The rest is history. 

4. Venus and Serena Williams

As chronicled in a recent biopic about their lives, the Williams sisters started focusing on tennis at very young ages. Their parents were the driving force in their success, and to give their daughters as much time as possible to practice, the Williams homeschooled the girls from a very young age. As they got older, their flexible homeschooling schedule allowed them to compete in matches around the world. 

5. Billie Eilish

As an 18-year-old, Billie Eilish took home five Grammys, and her career has been on fire since then. Eilish never went to a traditional school. Both she and her older brother were homeschooled. Eilish has Tourettes and an auditory processing disorder, so her parents knew that a traditional classroom probably wouldn’t work for her. Her parents also wanted to give Billie and her brother time to explore their passions, and based on the siblings’ musical success, the strategy worked splendidly. 

5 TV Law Shows From Most To Least Realistic

Lawyers may be among the world’s most-hated professionals, but they sure make for good television. 

Whether you watch for the suspenseful courtroom scenes or tune in for a glimpse into the dramatic lives of high-powered lawyers, you’ve got your pick of programs to choose from. 

But while TV law shows may be entertaining, they’re not necessarily accurate. In fact, some people might argue that the less realistic a show is, the more fun it is to watch. 

Which begs the question: Which TV law shows reflect the truth, and which might be found guilty of misrepresentation in a court of law?

Read on for a roundup of 5 of our favorite TV shows ranked from most to least realistic.

1. Better Call Saul

If you’re not familiar with the legal profession, you may be surprised to find this Breaking Bad spinoff at the top of the list. However, insiders insist that its depiction of the legal industry is on the money thanks to storylines that are mostly accurate and believable.

Law firm partner Jordan Rothman says of Better Call Saul, “It’s hard to relate all of the instances in which the show accurately depicts the practice of law. ”

2. Law & Order

It’s not surprising that this iconic television drama has a place toward the top of this list. The original Law & Order, aired for a decade, followed by several spinoffs with varying degrees of longevity and popularity.  

Set in New York City, Law & Order portrays the law from two different perspectives: the NYPD’s investigation of a crime, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s prosecution of the case. 

In addition to its unique viewpoint, Law & Order is also well-known for something else: it’s “ripped from the headlines” plot lines inspired by real-world cases. 

3. The Practice

While its predecessor, Ally McBeal, may have been known for its unbelievable antics (dancing baby hallucinations, anyone?), The Practice is one of the more realistic television portrayals of law life. 

Following the interactions and experiences of lawyers at a Boston law firm primarily handling criminal defense cases, The Practice doesn’t just address cases from a legal standpoint that pays meticulous attention to procedure and conduct, but also from an ethical one as the lawyers often end up wrangling with their own consciences. 

Furthermore, while many legal dramas take place at large prestigious firms, The Practice presents a realistic view of a smaller, struggling firm.

4. Suits

This USA Network show begins with the unlikely premise of a college dropout genius scamming his way to a position at an elite NYC law firm. From there, it doesn’t get much more realistic.  

According to law firm Orsus Gate, Suits “presents numerous fictions about what lawyers do and how they work,” including that attorneys randomly drop into the offices of opposing counsel, the use of a few “magic words” that lead to dramatic results, and the fast-moving judicial process.

Additionally, while Suits frequently depicts attorneys pouring over case law in the firm library, the majority of legal research takes place online. 

While these falsehoods may be entertaining, they can also lead to warped perceptions and unreasonable expectations about legal procedures, according to Orsus Gate.  

5. Ally McBeal

And that brings us to the aforementioned Ally McBeal. 

While this show was a huge hit—and made Calista Flockhart a household name—when it debuted in the late 1990s, its success had nothing to do with its realistic portrayal of the law. From the super-short hemlines to week after week of outlandish cases, Ally McBeal was sensationalism at its best. 

Oddball characters like John Cage and his “wattle fetish,” fantasy sequences, insane plot lines in which lawyers go undercover, and romantic entanglements rivaling a game of musical chairs are just a few of the reasons Ally McBeal has the distinction of being the #1 least realistic law show on this list. 

Top 5 Most Positive Twitter Personalities

Out of all of the social media platforms, Twitter is perhaps the one that gets pointed out the most for its toxicity. While most people post their real name and picture on Facebook (another battleground for opposing opinions), Twitter allows you to be completely anonymous. Because of the constant fighting on Twitter, it can be a bit grating on your mental health. If you love Twitter but want to get away from the bickering and check out something positive on the site, you’re in luck. Here are five positive Twitter personalities that are sure to brighten your day and make you forget how hectic life can be.

5. WholesomeMemes (@wholesomememe)

Back in August 2016, a man named Chris started up a Twitter account focusing on the most wholesome memes that the internet was churning out. Since then, the account has exploded in popularity with people wanting a quick smile, amassing nearly 3 million followers thanks to an endless stream of content that gets posted pretty much hourly. From birds hopping around in sweaters to original cartoons, Wholesomememes has a little something for everyone that needs some brightness.

4. Maria Popova (@brainpicker)

Bulgarian born Maria Popova started a blog back in 2006 that quickly became popular called Brain Pickings, and the following year joined Twitter. Now with nearly 1 million followers, Popova has been finding some of the most interesting tidbits, many of which are surrounded in the positivity of human nature. Popova has been very active in the years since starting her account and has also written several of her own pieces with interesting finds.

3. WeRateDogs (@dog_rates)

Do you absolutely love dogs and think they’re perfect no matter what? That’s what the people over at WeRateDogs think too. People from all over the world send photographs of their dogs to the account to get a rating, none of which are below 10 out of 10. There are also dogs that make the news that get an impromptu rating. It’s all for a good cause, too, as this account helps to support animal charities that include the Kentucky Humane Society and JustFoodForDogs to name a couple.

2. Preschool Gems (@PreschoolGems

Kids really do say the darndest things. That’s what Leslie McCollom of Portland, Oregon found out while being a teacher. McCollom takes some of the wildest things that young children have said in classrooms and makes quick quotes on Twitter such as “Why is an elephant?” or “Never forget: ‘Have a strang hart and be your salf.’” They’re very cute messages, and McCollom has even created a book that curates all of her favorite preschool-isms.

1. Earthpix (@EarthPix)

If you need to remind yourself that the Earth is a beautiful place filled with natural wonder, look no further than the EarthPix Twitter account. From the crystal clear waters off the shores of Italy to county fairs in the rural United States, EarthPix shows us the varying cultures of the world and the beauty in everyday life. There are now more than 3 million people following EarthPix, all of whom want to see this planet we share and the people who help to make humanity what it is today.

Top 5 Richest TikTokers

There have been a lot of social media platforms to come and go over the years, but some have certainly caught on and become giants in the industry. Over the past couple of years, video platform TikTok has quickly made its way to the top and has become the most used app around the world. Because of this, TikTok has also made some of its users very rich and famous. Here are the five that have benefitted the most from TikTok’s explosion in popularity since its inception (at under its current namesake) in 2018.

5. Loren Gray ($5 Million)

Loren Gray was one of the first people to make it big on TikTok, going back to the time when it was still At the time, she was still in elementary school and would make her way to Los Angeles and grow her social media presence. Gray’s following has now ballooned to over 54 million on TikTok alone and she has used her following to start a career in both acting and music videos. Some notable artists she’s worked with include Taylor Swift.

4. Baby Ariel ($6 Million)

Born in 2000 as Ariel Martin, this Florida native is better known as Baby Ariel on social media platforms, especially on TikTok. What originally was a hobby that started when she was bored, Martin has become an international star that has gotten into acting in recent years. This includes starring in the television films “Zombies 2” and “Zombies 3”, as well as the web series “Chicken Girls”.

3. Burak Ozdemir ($11 Million)

Believe it or not, the oldest person on our list is Burak Ozdemir (or CZN Burak as he’s commonly known). You might think that he’s in his 30s or 40s, but he’s still only 27 years old. Ozdemir’s father owns a textile business in their native Turkey, and Ozdemir himself went into the restaurant business. He opened several restaurants that span multiple countries and have seen a boom in business thanks to his popular TikTok page that has around 62 million followers and over 1 billion likes.

2. Addison Rae ($15 Million)

A dancer from Louisiana, Addison Rae (last name Easterling) actually dropped out of college shortly after enrolling at LSU when her videos on TikTok began going viral. Since then, Rae has become a staple of social media and has branched out into business ventures that include fashion and cosmetics partnerships and even acting and singing. Rae released her first single in 2021 with “Obsessed” and starred in the 2021 Netflix film “He’s All That”.

1. Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio ($30 Million) 

It might seem like cheating to include two people in the top spot together, but it would be hard to disassociate the D’Amelio sisters since they came into the limelight together. Their mother Heidi was a model and her father an aspiring politician. Charlie and Dixie would end up getting into social media where they quickly took off and signed with a talent agency. Since then, they have gathered over 100 million combined followers and they have become extremely wealthy as a result. It’s likely we’ve only seen the beginning of their careers, too.

Top 5 Richest YouTubers

When it was first brought onto the internet in 2005, YouTube was just a way of uploading some grainy family videos or goofs with your friends that might get around 10 views. These days, it’s how most of us get our entertainment, news and more as YouTube’s reach is higher than that of cable television. With that said, there have been plenty of people to amass a big fortune thanks to YouTube. You’ll notice that the list of the richest YouTubers skews a bit older due to its time of inception compared to the richest TikTokers or Instagrammers (and most are from playing video games), and here are those five that have created the largest net worth.

5. DanTDM ($35 Million)

Dan Middleton began his YouTube channel back in 2012 under the name TheDiamondMinecart and has since changed it to DanTDM as of 2016. His videos routinely hit millions of views, and the main source of his views come from his Minecraft videos. Middleton has over 26 million subscribers with his three most watched videos all coming more than five years ago and reaching over 50 million views. Naturally, these three videos are indeed Minecraft ones.

4. Markiplier ($35 Million)

More of a variety streamer, 33 year old Mark Fischbach has been a busy man over the past decade under the name Markiplier on youTube. He is considered one of the “OGs” of YouTube that has had a steady following during his time on the platform. These days, Fischbach has over 33 million subscribers with some of his videos reaching over 100 million views. Like DanTDM, there is one game in particular that Markiplier was known most for, and that’s “Five Nights at Freddy’s”.

3. PewDiePie ($40 Million)

For several years, Felix Kjellberg was the king of YouTube. He was the most subscribed to channel on the platform beginning in 2013 and held that spot until he was overtaken by Indian record label T-Series. Of course, Kjellberg is known as PewDiePie (or Pewds to his loyal fans) that was in the spotlight on a mainstream basis, but due to some unfavorable coverage has cut down on his uploading schedule and has enjoyed a more subdued life with his now-wife Marzia Bisognin, a fellow internet personality.

2. Ryan Kaji ($50 Million)

Sometimes you catch lightning in a bottle, and that’s exactly what happened for Ryan Kaji and his family. When watching YouTube at a very young age, Kaji asked his mother why he wasn’t on YouTube playing with toys. She then quit her job and helped him make a channel and now it’s a media empire. Yes, all of that is true. Still, go call your mother and tell her that you love her despite not making you a millionaire at just a few years old. Ryan Kaji, between his YouTube channel and various merchandise, is worth $50 million.

1. Jeffree Star ($200 Million)

It might come as a surprise to see Jeffree Star at the top of the list considering that he has under 16 million subscribers, which is peanuts compared to the rest of those on the list. However, the makeup artist is also an entrepreneur and the cosmetics line that he created is bringing in around $100 million per year. When you add those two up, you get a lot of wealth. Interestingly enough, this number could be higher but Star turned down $500 million from L’Oreal for his cosmetics line.

Top 5 Richest Facebook Personalities

Facebook has been a platform where we all share our status updates, photos and videos, but it has also been a place to become famous. This is thanks in part to the ability to livestream on Facebook, especially with Facebook Gaming. Between getting sponsorships, earning money from subscribers and more, Facebook users are finding more ways than ever to become rich. Who are the wealthiest among the pack, though? Here are the five richest Facebook personalities.

5. Darkness429 ($1.5 Million)

Most people have a full time job that runs from 9am to 5pm, and Darkness429 is no exception. However, his job is playing video games for thousands of people on Facebook Gaming. Now, Darkness429 is one of the most followed people on the platform, and the Tampa, Florida native specializes in the game “Escape from Tarkov” (though he’s good at just every first person shooter). He’s also popular on YouTube and Instagram, helping to earn him some extra money away from his full time streaming gig.

4. Alodia Gosiengfiao ($1.6 Million)

The first entry on the list from the Philippines is Alodia Gosiengfiao, who was born in March 1988 and earned recognition from her cosplaying photos on the internet. Back in 2018, Gosiengfiao signed a contract with Facebook gaming to make her instantly one of the highest paid people on the platform. Though she wasn’t too well versed in making video game content at first, Gosiengfiao found her stride and earned millions of followers and dollars in the process.

3. ChooxTv ($2 Million)

A native of the Philippines, ChooxTv has over 13 million followers on Facebook gaming. Among the richest non-Americans on Facebook, Choox spends most of his time streaming games such as Mobile Legends, which has earned him most of his views in recent months. Every video that he posts tends to get over 100,000 likes on Facebook as well as thousands of comments from his fans. Having a YouTube channel also helps, padding his net worth to the point of $2 million USD.

2. StoneMountain64 ($3.5 Million)

David Steinberg, aka StoneMountain64, is one of the original people that got popular on the Facebook Gaming platform. Steinberg had been uploading gaming videos to YouTube since back in 2011, and in 2015 started to use Facebook to upload his videos more frequently. Shortly thereafter, Steinberg was one of the first to ink a partnership deal to make him a full time streamer on the platform. Now with millions of followers, he’s worth millions of dollars and has over 1 billion minutes viewed on his videos in just one year.

1. Disguised Toast ($5 Million)

Born in Taiwan, Jeremy Wang moved to Canada at a young age where he learned to work with software, creating apps for major brands like Mercedes Benz and the NFL. After spending years behind the scenes, Wang started streaming on his own, earning himself a big following on Twitch by playing “League of Legends” among other games. Then, Yang took his talents to Facebook Gaming where he inked a large contract that earned him millions. Now, he’s at the top of the earnings board and is worth an estimated $5 million and a Streamer Award for Best Strategy Game Streamer. 

Top 5 Richest Instagrammers

Do you remember back in the early days of social media when it was basically just MySpace and Facebook vying for your attention? Now, it seems like there are hundreds of social media sites available, and it’s wild to think that some of them can make you filthy rich. Among those is Instagram, which has seen a boom in ‘influencers’ that are making millions of dollars. Who are some of the richest Instagrammers, though? For this list, we removed those that were already celebrities before even hopping on Instagram. Instead, we’re focused on those that became famous because of Instagram.

5. Sommer Ray ($8 Million)

At first, Sommer Ray was a YouTuber that focused on fitness videos before branching out into other forms of social media. This includes Instagram where she has amassed a following of over 26.4 million people. Sommer Ray has been on a few different social media teams, which includes the Cloutgang with her then-boyfriend RiceGum. Ray also runs a beauty company called IMARAIS Beauty, though that company has just 21.6k followers on Instagram.

4. Dixie D’Amelio ($10 Million)

A name that you’ll see again later in this list, Dixie D’Amelio is the older of the D’Amelio sisters that have made a big splash on social media. After her father’s political campaign, D’Amelio took to TikTok with her sister and began appearing on various videos and TV shows thanks to her talent agency. Now, on Instagram, D’Amelio is making tens of thousands per post and has a following of just under 25 million at just 20 years old.

3. Khaby Lame ($13 Million)

Nobody has more followers on TikTok than Khaby Lame, and that success has translated into a booming Instagram account. The 22 year old from Senegal went viral for his videos where he doesn’t really say anything, instead silently judging life hack videos. Lame is now an ambassador for several companies including Hugo Boss and his reach on Instagram has neared 77 million while he lives in Milan, Italy.

2. Addison Rae ($15 Million)

Another influencer that first found success on TikTok when it was still in its infancy, Addison Rae is a Louisiana native that was a dancer and aspiring sportscaster at Louisiana State before her social media career took off. Rae has used her success to reach over 40 million followers on Instagram and has made big bucks from her own fragrance that was a creation of her partnership with cosmetics giant Sephora. Throw in a little bit of acting with “He’s All That” and a hit song with “Obsessed” and Rae is doing just fine for herself.

1. Charli D’Amelio ($20 Million)

The other D’Amelio sister (the younger one of the two) is now the richest influencer on Instagram. You probably guessed that she got her start on TikTok, and was the most followed person on the platform before Khaby Lame overtook her. Still, D’Amelio is doing great at only 18 years old thanks to her many social media partnerships and has nearly 50 million Instagram followers. Has money changed her? “I’m trying to show people that I’m a person, and I deal with the same thing as you guys,” she said. “I’m trying to make the best of it.”

Top 5 Most Positive TikTok Stars

When it comes to TikTok, most people think it’s just a bunch of teenagers doing a choreographed dance in public while holding up pedestrian traffic or doing the latest challenge to go viral. However, TikTok has a lot of varying accounts that deal with a wide range of issues. You can end up spending hours on TikTok watching some of the most mentally grating that the world has to offer, but you can also come across a lot of positivity. For your daily mental boost, you should be following these five most positive TikTok stars.

5. Niki Patton (@niki_patton)

With over 1.7 million followers, Niki Patton describes herself on TikTok as “the big sister you didn’t know you needed.” Patton posts advice for fellow women, including giving confidence tips and general positivity. There’s also that sisterly advice that includes what she wishes she had known before moving to college, how to deal with being left out and many more topics. Patton has been able to use her TikTok fame to become an employee at HBO Max, interestingly enough.

4. Koalite (@Koalite)

We all love dogs, and sometimes you just need an account where the bio simply reads “dog” to get the best out of TikTok. This is why Koalite is one of our favorite TikTokers, as it’s a dog and his owner just hanging out and being adorable. It’s a surefire way to brighten your day thanks to videos like Koalite getting a brushing or even just having a snack like salami where he inhales it all in one bite.

3. Bruna & Natalie (@natalieandbruna)

Becoming a new parent, you want to document your child growing up in front of you so that you have plenty of fond memories to look back on. That’s what social media personality Natalie has done with her daughter Bruna. The two have shared real world experiences that include traveling across the globe and general parenting advice. Now, the mother-daughter combo has over 2 million followers on TikTok and brings a lot of new parent cuteness to the scene.

2. Spencer Brabosa (@spencer.barbosa)

The power of supporting other women is at the forefront for people like Spencer Barbosa, a teenager that has been posting on TikTok since its early days. Barbosa has gathered a following of over 7 million people, highlighting self love and body positivity in the process. Barbosa is a former child actor who has done several commercials and a few television shows so she knows what it’s like to be scrutinized at a young age. Thankfully, she’s looking to break that cycle and teach everyone that they’re beautiful and important.

1. Wholesome Simon (@wholesomesimon)

You may notice that there haven’t been many posts on this account if you’re checking it right now. That’s because Simon has walked away from the TikTok scene, but has left plenty of positivity on his account for the world to see and has raised a lot of money for mental health awareness. This includes building a school in Malawi and raising thousands for various nonprofit organizations. “In a way it feels like I’m taking my own advice for the first time and finally putting myself first,” Simon said in a farewell post. “As always keep it wholesome.”

Top 5 Most Positive Facebook Personalities

When you think of Facebook in its current form, you probably think of countless fights that happen in the comments section where people are discussing politics or sports. However, there are plenty of people on Facebook who are choosing to stay away from the negativity and the fighting and instead focusing on bringing positive vibes to their followers. If you want to get a daily dose of wholesomeness and self love on Facebook, here are the five pages you must be following.

5. Power of Positivity

Back in 2009, Asheville, North Carolina natives Kristen and Chris Butler co-founded Power of Positivity to help people get rid of the negative thoughts throughout the day and focus on their mental health. According to Kristen Butler, “Our vision is to plant, nurture, and grow positive energy in the hearts and minds of everyone. It’s our goal to uplift the planet!” So far, they have done just that. There are now well over 30 million people following the page on Facebook and liking posts such as “3 months from now, you will be in a better situation. Claim it.”

4. Elizabeth Gilbert

Do you remember the book “Eat, Pray, Love” that helped to inspire millions around the world to focus on themselves instead of the regular hustle and bustle of life? That book (which was turned into a popular Julia Roberts film) was created by Elizabeth Gilbert, and it was a memoir of her real life. Gilbert has used her notoriety in writing to create a Facebook page where she continues to spread positive messages. This includes promoting other self love books, and she now has over 1.7 million followers on her Facebook page.

3. Steve Maraboli

New York native Steve Maraboli has been a consultant and public speaker for many major companies throughout his career that has spanned multiple decades. Maraboli has a strong online presence, as well, with nearly 1 million followers on Facebook alone. Maraboli is known for being quoted countless times with his helpful advice. “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go,” he says.

2. Doe Zantamata (Happiness In Your Life)

Doe Zantamata is an author that has written several books to bring people motivation and inspiration, and she has inspired millions (4.3 million on her Facebook alone, in fact) to also see the happiness in their lives. Some of her more popular quotes include “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever be dimmed.” She has also noted that “Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”

1. Vicki Reece (Joy of Mom)

Joy of Mom is a page and multimedia platform that was founded by Viki Reece to help connect moms from all around the world for over a decade. Joy of Mom helps to create positive entertainment for mothers and young children, and they are now closing in on 3 million Facebook followers. It isn’t easy being a mother, and her messages often help. “Be thankful for all the troubles you don’t have,” is one of the messages that Joy of Mom passes along.