Actors & Entertainers:
Aakash Odedra, Dancer.
Billy Bob Thornton.
Inventors & Scientists:
Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer.
Alexander Graham Bell.
John Britten, Inventor.
Pierre Curie, Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize).
Albert Einstein. [Nickname: “Addy”]
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:
John Lennon. [The world misses you.]
Nigel Kennedy, Violinist.
Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Guitarist.
Nicole Betancourt, Emmy-winning filmmaker.
Søren KraghJacobsen (Danish film director).
Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders:
Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Enterprises.
John T Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems.
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.
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.
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.
One thought on “Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia”
Thanks! lots of people think dyslexia will hold you back and stop you. This list proves otherwise
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