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People you know who may have Aspergers

Famous Aspie People mentioned or surmised to have Aspergers. Those with ‘C’ are confirmed:

C=confirmed

Bill Gross - successful investment manager (C): his video about his diagnosis is here

Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor (C)

Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Author

Benjamin Banneker – African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer

Susan Boyle – Singer (C)

Tim Burton – Movie Director (C)

Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”

Henry Cavendish – Scientist Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist

Emily Dickinson – Poet

Paul Dirac – Physicist Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician

Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster

Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation

Temple Grandin – Animal Scientist (C)

Daryl Hannah – Actress & Environmental Activist (C)

Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician

Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple

James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses”

Alfred Kinsey – Sexologist & Biologist

Stanley Kubrick – Film Director

Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist

Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet

Chris Packham - naturalist, TV presenter (C)

Gary Numan - singer and songwriter

Michael Burry - USA physician, investor and hedge fund manager: Movie the Big Short based on him (C)

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

Liane Holliday Willey - author of Pretending to be Normal, Asperger Syndrome in the Family; Asperger syndrome advocate; education professor; and adult diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 35

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

Lizzy Clark - actress and campaigner

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer

Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian

Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon (C)

Nikola Tesla – Inventor Andy Warhol – Artist

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosopher William Butler Yeats – Poet

Donna Williams - autism advocate, author, speaker, change maker and more (C)

Alix Generous - professional speaker, neuroscientist, author, artist, consultant, comedian, and media producer (C)

Carly Fulgham - technology project lead for national bank and is President of Autism Society of America Ventura (C)

Marie-Curie - scientist who pioneered research on radioactivity

Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist

Francis Galton - scientist, mathematician and discovered fingerprints

Sir Isaac Newton

Stephen Fry – actor (C)

Courtney Love - actor, musician and was the wife of Kurt Cobain (C)

James Durbin - musician

Paddy Considine - actor (C)

Clay Marzo - professional surfer (C)

Daniel Tammet - savant

Gary Numan - British singer and songwriter

Sir Anthony Hopkins – actor (C)

Barry Humphries – actor (C)

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

Henry Ford - maker of Ford

Dan Harmon - Comedy fans will recognize Dan Harmon as the writer and creator of the hit show Community (C)

Heather Zumich- top model (C)

Dr. Vernon Smith - Professor of Economics, Chapman University, practically invented the field of experimental economics — an achievement for which he won the Nobel Prize in 2002. Credits Aspergers for his success. (C)

Alexis Wineman - first Miss America and model (C)

Adam Young - the singer and songwriter behind Owl City, is a successful musician with Aspergers



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