There are many famous people with learning disabilities. The reason for the following list is to demonstrate that even learning disabilities don't have to prevent you from developing your brain power. Albert Einstein is on this list, and clearly he had something to contribute to science despite his problems. Billionaire Richard Branson says he still couldn't read at age eight, yet went on to found Virgin Airlines and many other businesses. So don't get too discouraged if you have a few problems learning. Even Michael Phelps, the now famous Olympic Gold medalist has a Learning Disability. You'll be amazed at how many names you recognize!Not all these famous people have been officially diagnosed with learning disabilities, but they have exhibited many of the signs of ADD, ADHD & LD.
Some People With Learning Disabilities
(Or Attention Deficit Disorder)Albert Einstein
Gen. George Patton
Leonardo da Vinci
John F. Kennedy
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Louis PasteurMichael Phelps* Woodrow Wilson, the American scholar, statesman, and 28th president of the U.S.A, couldn't read until he was ten-years-old.* Actor Anthony Hopkins thought he was a "moron," as a child, because he was so hopeless in school.* Jack Horner, the model for the renegade paleontologist Allen Grant in '
', is now the curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Jurassic Park Rockiesin and also a professor at Bozeman, Montana . He has found more fossils, pioneered more innovative technologies, and yet doesn't have a University degree, having flunked out of college seven times! Montana State University