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Famous People with Dyslexia

Last updated 6 years ago

For children struggling with dyslexia, it may sometimes seem like success is impossible. However, many people who have dyslexia have been so successful that their accomplishments have made them famous. Let’s take a look at five famous individuals who were diagnosed with dyslexia.

Steve Jobs

Products created by Apple, such as iPods, iPhones, and MacBook computers, are well known and extremely popular today. Much of Apple’s success in the technology industry is due to Steve Jobs. Despite being dyslexic, Jobs excelled in creating and marketing innovative products.

Whoopi Goldberg

The famous actress Whoopi Goldberg was not diagnosed with dyslexia until she was an adult. As a child, Goldberg had trouble reading and struggled in school. However, Goldberg excelled as an actress and today is a co-host of the popular show The View.

Bruce Jenner

Many individuals, such as Bruce Jenner, consider dyslexia a gift. Jenner’s struggle with dyslexia drove him to become a hard worker. This hard work paid off when Jenner became a gold medal winner in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Orlando Bloom

Famous for his roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings film series, English actor Orlando Bloom has been outspoken about having dyslexia and was one of the speakers at the Child Mind Institute’s 2010 lecture series on dyslexia. Bloom worked hard during his school years after being diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven.

Alexander Graham Bell

Highly influential scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell is believed to have suffered from dyslexia. Bell struggled during his school years, but worked hard to excel. The results of Bell’s hard work were the invention of the telephone and a device that could assist those who were deaf.

Dyslexia is a condition that requires hard work and determination to manage, but it is possible to succeed with the right help. At The Literacy and Language Center, we offer a variety of programs to help students with dyslexia learn to read effectively. To find out more, call us today at (415) 242-1205.


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