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Tom Cruise is an American actor and film
producer. He was ranked the world’s most powerful
celebrity in 2006 by Forbes mag...
Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher, is
                                       an American pop singer-songwriter, act...
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor
                                        and businessman who developed many dev...
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and
                                  poet, most famously known for his fairy ...
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian
                                               polymath, being a scientist, mathematician...
Scott Raymond Adams is the creator of the
                                          Dilbert comic strip and the author of ...
Henry Ford was the American founder of
                                              the Ford Motor Company and father of
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John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy
                                                      was the 35th President of the United
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George Washington was the leader of the
Continental Army in the American Revolutionary
War and served as the first Preside...
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Famous People With The Gift Of Dyslexia

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Famous People With The Gift Of Dyslexia

  1. 1. Tom Cruise is an American actor and film producer. He was ranked the world’s most powerful celebrity in 2006 by Forbes magazine. Tom has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globe Awards. In 2005, Economist Edward Jay Epstein argued that Tom Cruise is one of the few producers who are able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar movie franchise. Since 2005, Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner have been in charge of the United Artists Film Studio, with Tom Cruise as producer and star. Steven Paul Jobs is an American businessman and co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Jobs is the former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.
  2. 2. Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher, is an American pop singer-songwriter, actor, director and record producer. She has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a People’s Choice Award for her work in film, music and television. Walter Elias Disney was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. Disney received fifty-nine Academy Award nominations and won twenty-six Oscars, including a record four in one year. He also won seven Emmy Awards.
  3. 3. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognised figures in 20th- century art. Pablo Picasso is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.
  4. 4. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet, most famously known for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are “The Little Mermaid”, “Thumbelina”, “The Little Match Girl”, “The Ugly Ducking” and “The Snow Queen”. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.
  5. 5. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath, being a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equalled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo was and is renowned primarily as a painter. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, are the most famous, most reproduced and most parodied portrait and religious painting of all time, respectively, their fame approached only by Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English industrialist, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies, e.g. Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Records. Richard Branson is the 236th richest person according to Forbes’ 2008 list of billionaires.
  6. 6. Scott Raymond Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several business commentaries, social satires and experimental philosophy books. Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish born scientist, inventor and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. In retrospect, Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.
  7. 7. Henry Ford was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionised transportation and American industry. He was a prolific inventor and was awarded 161 U.S. patents. As owner of the Ford Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. Ford is credited with “Fordism”, that is, the mass production of large numbers of inexpensive automobiles using the assembly line, coupled with high wages for his workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. Henry Ford’s intense commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations including a franchise system that put a dealership in every city in North America, and in major cities on six continents. Whoopi Goldberg is an African American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter and media personality. She is one of only a handful who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.
  8. 8. John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He was the second-youngest President and the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43. Kennedy is also the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Steven Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. In 2006, the magazine Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry. Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Important People of the Century. At the end of the twentieth century, Life named him the most influential person of his generation.
  9. 9. George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America. Washington is seen as a symbol of the United States and republicanism in practice. His devotion to civic virtue made him an exemplary figure among early American politicians. Washington was awarded the very first Congressional Gold Medal with the Thanks of Congress. Washington has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents. Thomas John Watson, Jr. was the president of IBM and the eldest son of Thomas J. Watson, IBM’s first president. He was listed as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
  10. 10. Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is a classically trained English actor. He had his break- through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films. Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian- American actor best known for his portrayals of Neo in the action film trilogy The Matrix, Kevin Lomax in the supernatural thriller The Devil’s Advocate, and his role in Constantine.

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