List of famous dyslexic people who made it big in life.

Dyslexia is a reading disorder which is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. People with dyslexia often start displaying difficulty in reading while at school and face difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, and writing words. Building a meaningful life and career while suffering from dyslexia is truly challenging, but not impossible, as these famous people with dyslexia have proven. Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg, unarguably one of the topmost filmmakers in Hollywood, has struggled with dyslexia. But he did not let the condition hamper his spirit and worked hard to achieve the success he deserved. Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg who became the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar was also diagnosed with dyslexia. Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has dyslexia—but he never let it dampen his ambitions to make it big in life. Dyslexia is relatively common and the prognosis is generally positive for individuals who are identified in childhood and receive support from friends and family. If you or anyone you know is dyslexic, do not despair and gain inspiration from these famous people with dyslexia. Know more about the life and works of celebrities who struggled with this disorder.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

18 April 1955

Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

German,American

Pisces

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

02 May 1519

Vinci

Italian

Aries

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel Scientist, Physicist)

15 February 1564

08 January 1642

Pisa

Italian

Aquarius

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Syracuse

American

Cancer

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
(Father of Radio)

10 July 1856

07 January 1943

Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia)

American

Cancer

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian,American

Virgo

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Teddington

British

Aries

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

Sherman Oaks

American

Aquarius

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
(Inventor, Businessman)

11 February 1847

18 October 1931

Milan

American

Aquarius

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
(Filmmaker)

18 December 1946

Cincinnati

American

Sagittarius

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
(Painter)

25 October 1881

08 April 1973

Málaga

Spanish

Scorpio

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

American

Taurus

Liv TylerLiv Tyler

01 July 1977

New York City

American

Cancer

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

British

Pisces

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950

Blackheath London

British

Cancer

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
(Actress)

02 September 1966

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Mexican,American

Virgo

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

British

Sagittarius

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
(Journalist)

03 June 1967

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

British,Welsh

Capricorn

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
(Physicist & Chemist)

22 September 1791

25 August 1867

Newington Butts

British

Virgo

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

14 January 1898

England

British

Aquarius

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
(Filmmaker & Businessman)

10 September 1968

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

British

Virgo

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
(Actor)

13 January 1966

Lewiston

American

Capricorn

Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano

19 December 1972

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Jules VerneJules Verne
(Writer)

08 February 1828

24 March 1905

Nantes

French

Aquarius

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
(Chef and Restaurateur)

27 May 1975

Clavering, U.K.

British

Gemini

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
(Banker)

12 June 1915

20 March 2017

New York City

American

Gemini

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)

16 September 1923

23 March 2015

Singapore, Straits Settlements

Singaporean

Virgo

Joss StoneJoss Stone
(Soul Singer-songwriter)

11 April 1987

Dover, Kent, England, UK

British

Aries

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

Exeter, New Hampshire

American

Pisces

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30 March 1926

Agunnaryd

Swedish

Aries

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
(Athlete)

28 October 1949

Mt. Kisco, New York, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg

22 October 1925

12 May 2008

Port Arthur, Texas

American

Libra

Pierre CuriePierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

15 May 1859

19 April 1906

Paris, France

French

Taurus

Richard FordRichard Ford
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

16 February 1944

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Aquarius

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
(Science Fiction Writer)

22 June 1947

24 February 2006

Pasadena

American

Cancer

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
(Actress, singer)

08 October 1997

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

American

Libra

Cherilyn SarkisianCherilyn Sarkisian

20 May 1946

El Centro

American

Taurus

CherCher
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director, Character actor, Record producer, Television actor, Model, Film actor)

20 May 1946

El Centro

American

Taurus

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
(Film director)

09 October 1969

London, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
(Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

29 May 1967

Longsight

British

Gemini

Abhishek BachchanAbhishek Bachchan
(Actor, Film producer)

05 February 1976

Mumbai

Indian

Aquarius

Florence WelchFlorence Welch
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer)

28 August 1986

London

British

Virgo

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Jurist)

22 June 1960

Lawrence

American

Cancer

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith
(film actor, actor, singer, ballet dancer, singer-songwriter, jazz musician)

21 July 1981

London Borough of Hackney

British

Cancer

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
(Association football player, Association football manager, Journalist)

19 October 1954

Dudley

British

Libra

Rex RyanRex Ryan
(Head coach)

13 December 1962

Ardmore

American

Sagittarius

Jerry HallJerry Hall
(Model, Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor)

02 July 1956

Gonzales

American

Cancer

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

13 May 1985

Carmarthen

British

Taurus

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

29 September 1970

Copenhagen

Danish

Libra

Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby
(Television presenter, Model)

10 February 1981

Brighton

British

Aquarius

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach)

29 January 1960

San Diego

American

Aquarius

Jackie StewartJackie Stewart
(Entrepreneur, Sport shooter, Racecar driver)

11 June 1939

Dunbartonshire

British

Gemini

Terry GoodkindTerry Goodkind
(Writer)

01 May 1948

Omaha, Nebraska

American

Taurus

Mireille MathieuMireille Mathieu
(Singer, Entertainer, Actor)

22 July 1946

Avignon

French

Cancer

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
(Architect, Politician)

23 July 1933

Florence

British

Cancer

Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Novelist, Writer, Television actor)

05 February 1941

30 September 2010

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Mollie KingMollie King
(Singer, Guitarist, Model)

04 June 1987

London Borough of Wandsworth

British

Gemini

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
(Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer)

15 April 1958

Birmingham

British

Aries

Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
(actor, film actor, television actor)

30 November 1977

Harvey

American

Sagittarius

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
(Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic)

28 April 1953

15 July 2003

Santiago

Chilean

Taurus

Toyah WillcoxToyah Willcox
(Actor, Singer)

18 May 1958

Birmingham

British

Taurus

Lee RyanLee Ryan
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer, Actor)

17 June 1983

Chatham

British

Gemini

Ben FogleBen Fogle
(Explorer, Television presenter, Writer)

03 November 1973

London

British

Scorpio

Daniel PowterDaniel Powter
(Singer, Pianist)

25 February 1971

Vernon

Canadian

Pisces

Theo PaphitisTheo Paphitis
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

24 September 1959

Limassol

British

Libra

MikaMika
(singer-songwriter, singer, pianist)

18 August 1983

Beirut

British

Leo

Paul DewarPaul Dewar
(Politician, Trade unionist)

25 January 1963

Ottawa

Canadian

Aquarius

Laura KirkpatrickLaura Kirkpatrick
(Model)

12 June 1989

Stanford

American

Gemini

Charles SchwabCharles Schwab

18 February 1862

18 October 1939

American

Aquarius

Willem Johan KolffWillem Johan Kolff
(Physician, Internist, University teacher, Researcher, Q20950187)

14 February 1911

11 February 2009

Leiden

Aquarius

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