• 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
    Nelson Rockefeller
    Thomas Edison
    Sylvester Stallone
    Gen. George Patton
    Wright Brothers
    Leonardo da Vinci
    John F. Kennedy
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Bruce Jenner
    Gen. Westmoreland
    Tom Cruise
    Eddie Rickenbacker
    Charles Schwab
    Henry Winkler
    Harry Belafonte
    Danny Glover
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Walt Disney
    John Lennon
    Robin Williams
    Steve McQueen
    Greg Louganis
    Louis Pasteur
    Michael 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 'Jurassic Park', is now the curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana and also a professor at Montana State University. He has found more fossils, pioneered more innovative technologies, and yet doesn't have a University degree, having flunked out of college seven times!