Politicians/Journalists/Attorneys

  • Anderson Cooper
    Anderson Cooper is a well-known journalist and TV personality on CNN, but he struggled with dyslexia at a young age.
  • Governor of Connecticut: Dannel Malloy
    This famous politician did not let his school struggles or his dyslexia slow him down.
  • Success Story: David Boies
    David Boies has been involved in many high-profile lawsuits in the United States, but he struggles with reading and has a very limited vocabulary. How is he a successful lawyer with those struggles?
  • Erin Brockovich overcame dyslexia to become the lawyer who won a $333 million class-action lawsuit -- the largest of its kind in U.S. history.
  • Erna Solberg
    Erna Solberg, a dyslexic, has been Norway’s 21st Prime Minister since 2013 and is only the second woman to ever hold this position.
  • Gaston Caperton was elected as governor of West Virginia and served from 1989 until 1997. During his two terms, he emphasized that education was his first priority.
  • Gavin Newsom was San Francisco's mayor for almost ten years before becoming the state of California’s Lieutenant Governor.
  • Success Story: Liz Ball
    Both a lawyer and consultant for disability accommodations in the academic world, Liz Ball has accomplished a lot for those with learning disabilities.
  • Success Story: Marilyn Bartlett
    It took Dr. Marilyn Bartlett until adulthood to realize she had a learning disability.
  • Success Story: Michael Bennet
    Despite all his success as a senator from Colorado, Michael Bennet failed the second grade.
  • It wasn’t long before a young Nelson Rockefeller knew he would have to work twice as hard as his peers in order to succeed-- and succeed he did, becoming the Vice President of the United States under the administration of Gerald Ford.
  • Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
    Although royalty, Swedish Prince Carl Philip has endured struggles just like the average person.
  • Success Story: Richard Engel
    Engel's dyslexia helped him realize his passion for being thrown into alien environments and learning to survive.
  • Success Story: Woodrow Wilson
    Imagine that you didn't learn to read until you were twelve -- and yet you went on to become the President of the United States.