Famous Dyslexics

All of these extremely accomplished and well-known people have been reported to share something in common — the GIFT of dyslexia.  The list includes high achieving athletes, business leaders, inventors, engineers, politicians, actors, musicians, scientists, artists, and writers. 

Although many would believe that their success was obtained DESPITE  having dyslexia, we believe that their success was obtained BECAUSE of the gifted, multi-dimensional, thinking style associated with their dyslexia.

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Richard Branson
  • Erin Brockovich
  • George Burns
  • Jim Carrey
  • Cher
  • Agatha Christie
  • Winston Churchill
  • George Clooney
  • Tom Cruise
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Ronald Davis
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Walt Disney
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Richard Engel
  • Henry Ford
  • Danny Glover
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Magic Johnson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Keira Knightley
  • John Lennon
  • Jay Leno
  • Greg Louganis
  • Craig McCaw
  • David Neeleman
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Kevin O’Leary
  • George Patton
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Charles Schwab
  • Will Smith
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Usher
  • Andy Warhol
  • George Washington
  • Robin Williams
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Henry Winkler

What Famous Dyslexics Have to Say…

“As a high school student, many of my teachers labeled me ‘DUMB.’  Of course, I knew who the real dummies were.  I barely graduated from high school.  There was no way I was going to college – I never even thought about it.  I could barely read my textbooks.”  — Muhammed Ali, World Champion Boxer

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Prize Winner

“I meet lots of dyslexic people today, and I give them encouragement, because it is a super power.”  — Kevin O’Leary, Investor and Television Personality

And the list will continue to grow as notable individuals in all different fields and walks of life share their GIFT of Dyslexia…

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