Famous Dyslexics

Sir Peter Leitch - The 'Mad Butcher

Peter Leitch didn't realise he was dyslexic until he was in his early 20's. "School wasn't pleasant. I could read, but I didn't learn –I couldn't gain anything out of what I was reading."  

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is dyslexic at the age of 30. "As a dyslexic, I struggled. I also missed a lot of lessons on Fridays because I was racing on the weekends. School was not a lot of fun for me."

Henry Winkler - The Fonz

Winkler is best known for his role as "The Fonz”, a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic in Happy Days.  

John Britten - Kiwi entrepreneur

John Britten, a famous Kiwi entrepreneur and inventor, was dyslexic. He struggled at school with his reading and writing. John's reading disability caused learning difficulties at school, his reports suggested he was destined for anything but greatness.  

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was known to have a bad memory and constantly fail to memorise the simplest of things, which are symptoms of dyslexia. He could not remember the months of the year, but would succeed in solving some of the most complicated mathematical formulas without any trouble.   

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was a: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.  

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is a famous American actor and now film producer. Starring in many movies; Top Gun, The Last Samurai and Mission Impossible to name a few.  

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi has dyslexia, but during her early years, she didn’t have a diagnosis, it’s hard to imagine that this successful woman once struggled in school, hearing words such as “dumb” and “stupid” directed at her. She didn’t know it then, but there was a reason for her feeling as if she wasn’t grasping anything taught in the classroom.   


Cher is one of the most famous entertainers alive today. She is well known for her talents in music, television and film.  

Jamie Oliver

English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality  

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