THEY WHO RETIRED
Gary Kasparov at the age of 22 became the youngest ever undisputed chess champion in the world. It has been said that he was the greatest chess player of all time. He ruled the Chess universe as world champion for 19 years. At the age of 42, he retired.
At the age of 21, Billy Gates, founded the Microsoft Company which championed personal computers. As a result of his successful venture, he became one the richest man in the planet. He nurtured his company until it virtually enhanced global internet communications. At the age of 54, he retired.
David Letterman was the highest grossing Television Talk Show host in Western Hemisphere and followed by most televiewers in USA. His show although late in the evening was sustained by a cross section of the population and became an iconic opinion producer for a time. At the age of 68, he retired.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan was at the peak of his career winning one championship ring after another. He was considered the greatest hoopster in the world of basketball, a scoring machine like no one in the most exclusive ball tournament in the universe. He retired at the age of 30.
Greta Garbo was one of the finest actresses in the era when movies were in transition from silent to talkies. She was 19 when she shone as one of the best thespians with 28 blockbuster movies to her name. At the age of 36, she retired.
Justine Bieber was 14 when he made one hit song after another. His youthful and cavalier posturing made fashion headlines and he got following from every exposure. He garnered million dollar contracts for a series of concerts in USA and Europe. Three years later, at the age of 17, he retired.
Macaulay Culkin began acting at the age of 4 and became a household name when his movie “Home Alone” became a blockbuster. Succeeding films did not merit much though. At the age of 14, he retired.
Well, in my case, at the age of 26, I became the youngest division chief in government and at 33, became the youngest high ranking chief prison superintendent of the Bureau of Corrections. I was one of five criminal justice officials considered experts in Philippine Corrections and the only one alive. At the age of 61, I retired.