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Terry Stewart
Terry Stewart

Terry Stewart

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland, OH USA

"I have four degrees and never really had interest in any of them."

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Terry's work combines: Business, Music, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life


I manage and lead the direction of a museum devoted to preserving, sharing, and interpreting rock music history.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Education, General

    Rutgers University-Newark

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Engineering, General

    Rutgers University-Newark

  • Graduate Degree


    Cornell University

  • Graduate Degree


    Cornell University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    He obtained degrees in engineering, education, finance, and law...then realized he wasn't interested in any of those fields.

  • 2.

    After school, he worked in mergers and acquisitions, then was a banker, and he was miserable the whole time.

  • 3.

    The only time that he was happy was when he was off chasing his passion-media, specifically movies and comic books.

  • 4.

    He lost his finance job, then he lost his wife, and was homeless.

  • 5.

    Went to the bar to drink away his sorrows and the bartender took pity on him and gave him a place to live.

  • 6.

    A friend who knew about his comic book obsession tipped him off to a position that was open at Marvel Comics.

  • 7.

    He'd finally found his dream job, and he worked his way up the ranks until at age 44, he was president of Marvel.

  • 8.

    Says life isn't a horse race; it's a marathon, and in the end, the journey is what really counts.