These Famous Celebrities Have Been Living With Learning Disabilities and Disorders
He is one of the most popular popstars today and is the lead singer of Maroon 5. Levine said that he was diagnosed with ADHD in his early teens. Knowing it was a real medical condition meant a lot to him. He said it had helped him greatly to make sense of the challenges he was facing in school and helped him focus.
This ‘Mission Impossible’ star needs no introduction. Cruise is one of the most popular Hollywood actors and has fans worldwide. The action star has starred in blockbusters like the ’ Mission Impossible’ movies, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Minority Report’. Despite his stunning looks, Cruise struggled in school, because of his dyslexia.
Steven Spielberg needs no introduction. He is the director of movies like ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, etc. This creative genius actually struggled with dyslexia as a child. He faced isolation in school because of the disorder and even dropped out of college. Sounds impossible but it’s true!
Albert Einstein was undeniably one of the greatest minds of all time and he helped shape the future of the world. His innumerable scientific discoveries have given us the life we have today. It may sound impossible, but experts believe that Einstein was actually dyslexic and suffered from ADHD. This may have been true as Einstein was quite interesting and quirky.
One of the most influential people, who shaped the history of the world, was Steve Jobs. He was the co-founder of Apple Inc. and was a pioneer in the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and ‘80s. He made computers the way they are today. Would you believe that a genius of this magnitude was dyslexic? He struggled throughout school due to his dyslexia.
Bill Gates needs no introduction as he is often called the richest man in the world (now second to Jeff Bezos). He is the founder of Microsoft Corporation and as such, changed the world of computers. He is also a philanthropist and humanitarian. Gates suffered from ADHD since he was a child but overcame it and started designing programs since he was in school.