As many as 15 percent of the world’s population shows some of the symptoms of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association, and not surprisingly, a great number of them are famous.
Il y a jusqu’à 15% de la population mondiale qui montre des symptômes de dyslexie selon l’association Internationale de Dyslexie.
If you’re Dyslexic, you are part of a rather extraordinary bunch of people. Watch this video for a spot of inspiration. This film was created by the Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association – Supporting children & adults with dyslexia and their families locally and nationally to raise awareness of dyslexia.
Si tu es dyslexique, tu fais partie d’un groupe de gens plutôt extraordinaires. Ce film a été créé par l’Association se Dyslexie de l’Oxfordshire- Soutenir les enfants et les adultes atteints de dyslexie et leur familles localement et nationalement pour sensibiliser le public à la dyslexie.
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Famous dyslexic people
Here are some famous dyslexic people with their success stories:
A famous scientist: Albert Einstein :
- Albert Einstein was born in Ulm in Germany on March 14, 1879.
- The Einstein family went to Munich where Albert went to school.
- He was an « average*(1) » pupil but he was very interested in science and mathematics.
- He did not like lessons at school as there was strict discipline at the time and as he was forced to learn.
He left school at 15.
- But he went back to school in Switzerland from 1895 to 1896 to take his A-levels*(2). He finished his studies in July 1900.
- He discovered the theory of relativity.
- Einstein’s famous formula:
- In this mathematical equation, E stands for energy, m for mass and c for the speed of the light in a vacuum (ca. 300,000 km/s).
A famous actress: Keira Knightley
- Keira Christina Knightley was born in Teddington in the South West of London on March 26th 1985.
- She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald.
- Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin.
- Brought up immersed in the acting profession from both sides – writing and performing.
- She was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six; Keira had severe difficulties in reading and writing.
- At the age of 7, she performed in her first TV role as « Little Girl » in Screen One: Royal Celebration (1993).
- She is now famous and has starred in films such as Pride and Prejudice and the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Keira Knightley: Pirates Of The Caribbean
A famous cook : Jamie Oliver
- « Ma dyslexie m’a donné la force de voir le monde d’une façon différente. »
- Jamie Oliver as a world-renowned chef.
- He likes to educate people about the importance of food and health: he has launched the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
- He and his wife Juliette (« Jools ») have been married for 16 years.
- They have five children.
- His parents have their own restaurant in Jamie’s birthplace of Essex, England, called The Cricketers.
- Jamie started cooking at the age of 8.
- He owns five restaurants that are all in the UK: Barbecoa, Jamie’s Italian, Fifteen, Union Jacks, and Jamie Oliver’s Diner.
- He has 20 cookbooks, the most recent being Everyday Super Food.
- « I’m dyslexic and until recently I’d never got through a book, » he told the Telegraph newspaper.
- He is Britain’s second bestselling author, just behind J.K. Rowling who wrote “Harry Potter”.
- His first TV show is Naked Chef. He uses simple methods of cooking.
- He likes to listen to Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes while he cooks.
- His favourite comfort food is a bacon sandwich.
- Here you can see one of his recipe on video and maybe try it at home. (Ici tu peux voir une de ses recettes en vidéo et tu peux peut- être l’essayer à la maison)
A famous entrepreneur: Steve Jobs
- “A lot of dyslexics, like Apple founder Steve Jobs, are highly intelligent, even gifted. « We’re learning that individuals with dyslexia tend to have strengths in other areas, in creativity and imagination. They think outside the box, » Dr. Stefani Hines, an expert in the disorder at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oaks, Mich., told ABCNews.com..Sep 28, 2012
- Steven Jobs was born on the 24th February 1955 in San Francisco, California.
He died, aged 56, on the 5th October 2011 in Palo Alto, California.
- Steve Jobs found school very difficult
- He dropped university: he did not finish his studies
- He became CEO of one of the world’s most innovative technological companies.
- He was a Pioneer of the personal computer revolution with Steve Wozniak
- He created the Apple products.
- He was very successful businessman.
For further with dyslexic celebrities
To continue reading on the subject here is an article from ABC News:
(Les célébrités avec dyslexie qui ont réussi à grande échelle)