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Although, not all these famous people have been "officially diagnosed," they have us who
have similar challenges.

Albert Einstein
Wright Brothers
Leonardo da Vinci
Bruce Jenner
Tom Cruise
Charles Schwab
Henry Winkler
Danny Glover
Walt Disney
John Lennon
Greg Louganis
Winston Churchill
Henry Ford
Stephen Hawkings
Jules Verne
Alexander Graham Bell
Woodrow Wilson
Hans Christian Anderson
Nelson Rockefeller
Thomas Edison
Gen. George Patton
Agatha Christie
John F. Kennedy
Whoopi Goldberg
Thomas Thoreau
David H. Murdock
Dustin Hoffman
Pete Rose
Russell White
Jason Kidd
Russell Varian
Robin Williams
Louis Pasteur
Werner von Braun
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert Kennedy
Luci Baines Johnson Nugent
George Bush's children
Prince Charles
Gen. Westmoreland
Eddie Rickenbacker
Gregory Boyington
Harry Belafonte
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mariel Hemingway
Steve McQueen
George C. Scott
Tom Smothers
Suzanne Somers
Lindsay Wagner
George Bernard Shaw
Carl Lewis
Jackie Stewart
"Magic" Johnson
Weyerhauser family
John Corcoran
Sylvester Stallone
Walt Disney
Keanu Reeves
Famous Canadian
actor & dyslexic
Thomas Edison
Edison was thrown
out of school and his
mother home
schooled him for
many years
"Do not worry about your problems
in mathematics. I assure you, my
problems with mathematics are
much greater than yours."
Albert Einstein
"We cannot solve our problems with
the same thinking we used when we
created them."
Albert Einstein

Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.
Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.
When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had "No good ideas"
Caruso's music teacher told him "You can't sing, you have no voice at all."
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.
Verner Von Braun flunked 9th grade algebra.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the navy, as, "Unfit for service" until he flew over both
Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry when he attended the Royal College
Abraham Lincoln entered The Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a private
Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.
Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.
Determined to Succeed

Orville and Wilbur Wright:
Two boys with explosive behaviour,
who changed the world forever.
Henry Winkler AKA
"The Fonz"
Henry Winkler grew up with "a
high level of low self-esteem".
Throughout elementary school
and high school, he struggled
with academics. This was due to
what he would later identify as
Life With LD:
Always interesting..