Dyslexia, a learning disorder characterized by having difficulty reading or interpreting words, letters and symbols, afflicts nearly one in 10 people. Though people with the disorder often have have normal vision and intelligence, many struggle in school, sometimes going undiagnosed until adulthood. But where some dyslexics fall behind in class, they often make up for with creativity. Check out our list of successful actors, singers, scientists and more, all diagnosed with dyslexia and all completely awesome.
Growing up thinking she wasn’t as smart as her fellow classmates, Aniston didn’t figure out she was dyslexic until she was in her early 20s. Once diagnosed, her troubled past at school became much clearer for this “Friends” actress.
Who would’ve guessed that this extremely successful CNN news anchor had troubles reading? He clearly didn’t let it get in the way of his many accomplishments.