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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.

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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