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Celebrity Senior Nation: Look Who's 50

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Though we may think of them as perpetually young, our current Commander in Chief and many celebrities now qualify for AARP membership. This year, Tom Cruise, Bo Jackson and Jon Bon Jovi all will hit the half century mark. Not surprising, considering that some 4.2 million were born in 1962, the tail end of the baby boom era.

So even though your clients may not be rich and famous, there is no shortage of prospects who need your retirement advice in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Take a look at some notable names that you may not have known were that old. While you peruse these famous faces, think how you would advise them on their portfolios.

President Barack Obama

Born: Aug. 4, 1961, Honolulu

Though sworn in at the age of 47 years, five months and 16 days, President Barack Obama ranks as the fifth youngest person elected to that office. The youngest? Theodore Roosevelt at 42 years, 10 months and 18 days. AP Photo: Rick Bowmer

Next: Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Born: Sept. 25, 1961, Westwood, Calif.

The quintessential California girl is actually part Lumbee Indian, a group whose ancestry is a mix of Native Americans, Africans and Europeans. AP Photo: Chris Pizzello

Next: John Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Born: March 2, 1962, Perth Amboy, N.J.

This “Livin’ On a Prayer” rock star was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. Offstage, he still likes to play: He’s majority owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. AP Photo: Wayne Parry

Next: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Born July 3, 1962, Syracuse, N.Y.

The “Risky Business” star almost took a less risky path than acting. He attended St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati for one year. AP Photo: John McConnico

Next: Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson

Born: Nov. 30, 1962, Bessemer, Ala.

A star in both the NFL and Major League Baseball, he also qualified for the U.S. Olympic track and field team while attending Auburn University. Let’s hope “Bo Knows” finances. AP Photo: Dave Martin

Next: Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Born: March 21, 1962, New York City

Bueller…Bueller…you’re 50. Before he took his signature role, Broderick was offered the part of Alex P. Keaton on TV’s “Family Ties.” He declined, and the part went to Michael J. Fox. AP Photo: Michel Springler

See also:

Celebrity Senior Nation: Look Who’s 60

Celebrity Senior Nation: Look Who’s 70

4 Ways to Deal with Estate Tax Uncertainty


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