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Famous dyslexics

The following is a list of names of some of the many famous individuals who are dyslexic.

Actors & Entertainers:

  • Orlando Bloom
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Tom Cruise
  • Dave Foley
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Susan Hampshire
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Oliver Reed
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Robin Williams

Artists, Designers, & Architects:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • David Bailey, Photographer
  • Ignacio Gomez, Muralist
  • Tommy Hilfiger, Clothing Designer
  • Pablo Picasso  
  • Jørn Utzon (architect, designed Sydney Opera house)
  • Andy Warhol

Athletes:

  • Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Champion Boxer
  • Duncan Goodhew, Olympic Swimmer
  • Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medallist
  • Bob May, golfer
  • Diamond Dallas Page , World Wrestling Champion
  • Steve Redgrave, Olympic Gold Medallist (rowing)
  • Jackie Stewart, race car driver

Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders:

  • John T Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems
  • Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Enterprises
  • Henry Ford
  • William Hewlett, Co-Founder, Hewlett-Packard
  • Craig McCaw, Telecommunications Visionary
  • O.D. McKee, founder of McKee Foods
  • David Neeleman, CEO of jetBlue Airways
  • Paul J. Orfalea, founder of Kinko's
  • Ted Turner, President, Turner Broadcasting Systems
  • F.W. Woolworth

Filmmakers:

  • Robert Benton
  • Nicole Betancourt, Emmy-winning filmmaker
  • Walt Disney

Inventors & Scientists:

  • Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Willem Hollenbach, astronomical photographer and inventor
  • John R. Horner, Paleontologist
  • Archer Martin , Chemist (1952 Nobel Laureate)
  • Pierre Curie, Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize)
  • John Robert Skoyles, Brain Researcher

Law & Justice:

  • David Boies, Attorney
  • Erin Brockovich, Investigator
  • Jeffrey H. Gallet, Judge

Military Heroes:

  • Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
  • George Patton

Musicians & Vocalists: 

  • Brad Little
  • Cher
  • Jewel
  • John Lennon
  • Nigel Kennedy, Violinist

Political Leaders:

  • Winston Churchill
  • Michael Heseltine
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • George Washington

Writers:

  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Jeanne Betancourt, (Author of "My Name is Brain Brian")
  • Steven Cannell, television writer & novelist
  • Andrew Dornenburg, award-winning author and chef
  • Agatha Christie
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Patricia Polacco, Children's Author and Illustrator
  • Eileen Simpson (Author of "Reversals")
  • Elizabeth Daniels Squire (author of mystery novels)
  • W.B. Yeats
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