Famous Asperger's People

Those of us who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s are different. But we are different “good”. Please see the following list of famous people with a confirmed diagnosis.

 

Sir Anthony Hopkins – Actor

 

Dan Aykroyd – Comedic actor 

 

Susan Boyle – Singer 

 

Tim Burton – Movie director

 

Alexis Wineman - First Miss America with ASD and model

 

Daryl Hannah – Actress & environmental activist 

 

Stephen Fry – Actor

 

Chris Packham - Naturalist, TV presenter

 

Elon Musk – Entrepreneur and business magnate

 

Dr. Michael Burry - Physician, investor and hedge fund manager. The movie “The Big Short” is based on him.

 

Liane Holliday Willey - Author of “Pretending to be Normal, Asperger Syndrome in the Family”

 

Travis Meeks - lead singer, guitarist and song writer for acoustic rock band Days of the New

 

Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon

 

Dr. Vernon Smith – Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Economics, Chapman University, essentially invented the field of experimental economics — an achievement for which he won the Nobel Prize in 2002.

 

Donna Williams - Autism advocate, author and speaker

 

Alix Generous - Professional speaker, neuroscientist, author, artist, comedian, and media producer

 

Carly Fulgham - Technology project lead for National Bank and is President of Autism Society of America

 

Paddy Considine - Actor

 

Clay Marzo - Professional surfer

 

Bill Gross - Successful investment manager

 

Barry Humphries – Actor

 

Dan Harmon - Writer and creator of the hit show Community

 

Heather Kuzmich - Model

 

Courtney Love - Actor, musician and was the wife of Kurt Cobain

 

Temple Grandin – Animal scientist

 

Greta Thunberg - Environmental activist

The Following Individuals are VERY LIKELY to have or had Asperger’s

 

Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician

 

Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist

 

Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster

 

Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation

 

Thomas Jefferson – Early American politician

 

Nikola Tesla – Inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist

 

Andy Warhol – Artist, film director, and producer

 

Steve Jobs – Founder and former CEO of Apple

 

Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author

 

Michelangelo – Sculptor, painter, architect, poet

 

Henry Ford - Founder of Ford Motor Company

 

Marie-Curie - Scientist who pioneered research on radioactivity

 

James Joyce – Novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic

 

Alfred Kinsey – Sexologist & Biologist

 

Mark Zuckerberg – Co-founder of Face Book, media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist

 

Stanley Kubrick – Film director

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical composer

 

Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s author

Benjamin Banneker – African American Almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and agrarian

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) – writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass

 

Henry Cavendish – Natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist

 

Emily Dickinson – Poet

 

Paul Dirac – Theoretical physicist who is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century

 

Dawn Prince-Hughes - PhD, primate anthropologist, ethologist, and author of Songs for the Gorilla Nation

 

Jerry Newport - American author and mathematical savant, basis of the film Mozart and the Whale

 

John Elder Robison - author of Look Me in the Eye

 

Judy Singer - Australian disability rights activist, sociologist who coined term “Neurodiversity”

 

Alan Turing - Father of modern computing, mathematician and logician, code breaker in WW2

 

Barbara McClintock – Scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

 

Francis Galton - Statistician, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician

 

Daniel Tammet - Essayist, novelist, poet, translator, and savant.

 

Gary Numan - Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer

 

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.

 

William Butler Yeats – Poet, dramatist, prose writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature

 

James Durbin – Musician

 

Lizzy Clark - Actress and activist

 

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian

 

Adam Young - Singer and songwriter behind Owl City

 

Given this list of successful people, who wouldn’t want to have Asperger’s!