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Famous people with dyslexia

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

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’.





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