Learning Disability Does Not Differentiate Between Famous And Obscure!


Instances of learning disability are as common as you can get. Many people suffering from learning disabilities during childhood went on to become celebrities in the later stages of their lives. The list of famous people with learning disabilities is a long one. Here are some glimpses of it.

Coming to the show business, famous actress Whoopi Goldberg went through it when she was a child. Tommy Hilfiger, the acclaimed fashion designer of this era, also did not have a normal childhood. He was late in picking up even the basic socializing skills. He did not allow the disability to mess with his future life, as he excelled in his chosen field.

In the field of sports, Greg Louganis, the Olympic diving legend, had also suffered from attention-deficit disorders in his early years. Bruce Jenner, 1976 Olympic gold medalist in decathlon, is widely known as one of the greatest athletes of all time. However, his childhood days were very different and he suffered from prolonged learning disorder.

If you are in the habit of keeping track of the world events, you must be familiar with the name of Richard Branson, who is popularly hailed as the people’s millionaire. He is the head of Virgin, one of the leaders of the aviation industry. His childhood was far from promising. He experienced acute disorders and was a reason of worry for his family.

Erin Brockovich, who inspired a movie of the same name, was also something of an abnormal child. Princess Beatrice, fifth in line to the British throne, also spent a different childhood.

Many people who have made a name for themselves in the film industry suffered from various forms of learning disabilities during their childhood. Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Dempsey, Danny Glover, Cher—the list seems to be endless. Last but not the least, the name of Jay Leno has also to be mentioned, whose popularity as a talk show host is incredible.