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Famous People With Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can be difficult to manage, but they don't necessarily impact a person's chances of success. Many celebrities and famous figures from history struggled with learning disabilities, but disabilities may have been instrumental in shaping their perspective and helping them find the willpower to achieve their goals.

1. Alexander Graham Bell - invented the telephone.

2. Napoleon Bonaparte - military strategic genius.

3. Richard Branson - a billionaire businessman.

4. Cher - most iconic performer, singer and actor - difficult to remember numbers or to perform basic mathematics.

5. Agatha Christie - famous mystery novelist. Her learning disability affected her ability to understand written words.

6. Tom Cruise - most recognizable actor in the world.

7. Walt Disney - suffered dyslexia

8. Albert Einstein - Asperger's Syndrome, mild form of autism.

9. Thomas Edison - made major scientific breakthrough.

10. F. Scott Fitzgerald - greatest American author

11. Benjamin Franklin - founding father of the U.S.

12. John F. Kennedy - President of the U.S.

13. Bill Gates - Head of Microsoft

14. Whoopi Goldberg - actress

15. John Lennon - musical and lyrical genius

16. Steve McQueen - actor

17. Jay Leno - talk show legend has dyslexia

18. Nelson Rockefeller - V. P. of U.S. had dyslexia

19. George Washington - founding father of U.S. & first U.S. President

20. Robin Williams - famous actor

21. Woodrow Wilson - President of the U.S.. Only U.S. President to hold a Ph.D.

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