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.
  • Byron Pitts, American journalist and author
    American journalist and author, Byron Pitts has had his own struggles with dyslexia.
  • 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.
  • A winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the former White House Chief of Protocol, Nancy Brinker has had an incredible role in advocating for safety, health, and the overall prosperity of our nation and modern world
  • 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.