Famous people with dyslexia
Updated: Oct 14
Being dyslexic does not mean you can't achieve your dreams. To help raise awareness about dyslexia not being a barrier, here are some famous people with dyslexia:
Orlando Bloom: Hollywood actor.
Richard Branson: Sir Richard Branson is an entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group. He is estimated to be worth over £3 billion.
Tom Cruise: Multi award winning Hollywood star!
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter, mathematician, sculptor and inventor.
Walt Disney: Best know for the boom of the animation industry and Disney Theme Parks.
Henry Winkler: Actor, comedian, children’s book author, executive producer and director.
Robin Williams: Actor and comedian.
John Irving: Novelist and screenwriter.
Albert Einstein: One of the greatest physicist in history .
Sally Gardner: English children's writer and illustrator.
Whoopi Goldberg: Comedian, actor, political activist and talk show host.
Jay Leno: Television host, comedian and writer.
Danny Glover: Actor, film director, and political activist.
John F Kennedy, George Washington & George W Bush: All of these Presidents of the United States of America were believed to be dyslexic
Jennifer Aniston: Actress, producer and businesswoman.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock: Astronomer and space scientist, co-producer of the long
running TV programme ‘The Sky at Night’ with Chris Lintott.
Keira Knightley: Actress.
Caitlyn Jenner: Olympic Gold Medal-Winner Athlete.
Octavia Spencer: Actress
John Lennon: Lead singer of the Beatles and singer songwriter.
Jamie Oliver: Professional Chef, bookseller and TV personality.
Theo Paphitis: Known for his entrepreneurial skills and his appearances on the TV series ‘Dragons Den’.
Pablo Picasso: Artist and painter
Jim Carrey: Actor, comedian, writer and producer.
Muhammad Ali: professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist.
Guy Ritchie: Filmmaker
Chris Robshaw: England Rugby Captain and Harlequins player.
Steven Spielberg: One of Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world.
Holly Willoughby: Model and Television Presenter.
Dominic Wood: English magician, entertainer and most will know him as a children entertainment in ‘Dick and Dom’.