Everyone's measure of and path to success is different.
For some, it's mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns and bumps along the way.
Before becoming the leader of the free world, Donald Trump, was born into a real-estate development family and inherited his father's business at 25.
Kat Cole, the group president of Focus Brands group, on the other hand, saw her 20s as more transformative years, working her way up the ladder from a Hooters waitress to the company's vice president by the time she was 26.
To illustrate how no two paths to success are alike, we've highlighted what 25 highly successful people were doing at age 25.