15 Surprising Celebs Who Are Dyslexic

July 31, 2014 ‐ By Iva Anthony

According to the International Dyslexia Association, it is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of the population has symptoms of dyslexia. Despite having the developmental reading disorder, these stars have made it big.

Celebs Who Are Dyslexic


Whoopi Goldberg

While many people are diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Whoopi Goldberg didn’t find out she suffered from the learning disability until she got older. She struggled in school and was called dumb and slow. Despite what others said about her, the Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy award winner had one very important cheerleader in her corner who told her she could do and be anything she wanted in life. “I knew I wasn’t stupid, and I knew I wasn’t dumb,” Goldberg said in an interview with “Ebony” magazine. “My mother told me that.”

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  • akrain001

    I have a son who is dyslexic yet he is an avid reader. He has managed to overcome it and found his own way. The only trick that works for him is the color green. He can see the words as they are written if he page is green. So he has a large plastic sheet that he places on the page he is reading. I have no idea why that works for him. And neither do any of the experts.

  • RadioMattM

    Is it surprising the celebs are dyslexic or surprising they are celebs?

  • A Hikikamori

    Replace the word Dyslexia with ADHD, then replace that with,modern day society’s evolutionary outcasts.

    • ; ^ }