Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia



Actors & Entertainers:

Harry Anderson
Jennifer Aniston
Orlando Bloom
Harry Belafonte
Charley Boorman
Jim Carrey
Danny Glover
Whoopi Goldberg
Susan Hampshire
Jay Leno
Christopher Lowell
Aakash Odedra, Dancer.
Keanu Reeves.
Kiera Knightley
Oliver Reed.
Billy Bob Thornton.
Tom Smothers
Vince Vaughn
Henry Winkler
Loretta Young

Inventors & Scientists:

Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer.
Alexander Graham Bell.
John Britten, Inventor.
Pierre Curie, Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize).
Thomas Edison.
Albert Einstein.  [Nickname:  “Addy”]
Michael Faraday.
Carol Greider, Molecular Biologist, awarded 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Jack Horner, Paleontologist.
Dr. Peter Lovatt, psychologist and dancer.
Dr. James Lovelock.
Paul MacCready “Engineer of the Century.”
Archer Martin, Chemist (1952 Nobel Laureate)
Matthew H. Schneps, Astrophysicist
John R. Skoyles, Brain Researcher

Musicians & Vocalists:

Brad Little.
John Lennon. [The world misses you.]
Nigel Kennedy, Violinist.
Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Guitarist.


Robert Benton.
Nicole Betancourt, Emmy-winning filmmaker.
Walt Disney.
Søren KraghJacobsen (Danish film director).
Steven Spielberg.

Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders:

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Enterprises.
John T Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems.
Henry Ford.
William Hewlett, Co-Founder, Hewlett-Packard.
Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA.
Sir Peter Leitch, New Zealand businessman
Craig McCaw, Telecommunications Visionary.
O.D. McKee, founder of McKee Foods.
David Neeleman, CEO of jetBlue Airways.
Paul J. Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s.
Charles Schwab, Investor.
Ted Turner, President, Turner Broadcasting Systems.
Robert Woodruff, President of Coca-Cola, 1923-1954.
Frank W. Woolworth.

Writers & Journalists:

Scott Adams, Cartoonist (Dilbert)
Hans Christian Andersen
Jeanne Betancourt, (Author of “My Name is Brain Brian”).
Stephen Cannell, television writer & novelist.
John Corrigan, novelist.
Larry Chambers.
Agatha Christie.
John Edmund Delezen, author of Eye of the Tiger and Red Plateau.
Andrew Dornenburg, award-winning author and chef.
Jane Elson, children’s author and playwright.
Richard Engel, NBC Foreign Correspondent.
Fannie Flagg (Author of “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”).
F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Gustave Flaubert.
Sally Gardner, children’s writer and illustrator.
Terry Goodkind fantasy writer, author of The Sword of Truth series.
Byron Pitts, CBS News Correspondent.
Patricia Polacco, Children’s Author and Illustrator.
Eileen Simpson (Author of “Reversals”).
Natasha Solomons, contemporary novelist.
Philip Schultz, winner of 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Elizabeth Daniels Squire(author of mystery novels).
Bernie Taylor, author of Biological Time.
Victor Villaseñor, author of bestselling novel, Rain of Gold
William Butler Yeats, poet.

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