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Kucinich Feingold Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 02:32 PM
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Famous people or suspected with Aspergers!
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Edited on Mon Jan-31-11 02:39 PM by Kucinich Feingold
Bill Gates - this socially awkward man could definitely think "outside the box". His obsession or fascination or single-minded focus has made him a Billionairre several times over.

Albert Einstein - It seems the ADD and the Asperger's groups are fighting over which of us gets to claim Albert Einstein as being in our camp. I vote for Aspergers. After watching his biography and seeing some of the nuiances I recognize in my son, I believe this famous person had Aspergers before it was classified as a disorder.

Isaac Newton - This scientist certainly had a single-minded focus on his work.

Paul Allen - Another Microsoft "geek", the owner of the Seattle Seahawks & Portland Trailblazers, and the second richest man in the world, Mr. Allen is, according to some, Asperger-ish in nature.

Temple Grandin - She is a designer of humane food animal handling systems, and has been one of the pioneers in Autism and Asperger Awareness.

Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokmon - His obsession was insects. In fact, his peers used to call him "Dr. Bug."

Al Gore - This Vice President of the United States is considered by some to be another famous person with Asperger's Syndrome. Decide for yourself. He's got the social awkwardness, the inability to relate and speak with others on their level, and definitely the intelligence. Mr. Gore, give us a yell to let us know. :) We'd love to have you join us.

Craig Nicholls - Frontman of the band The Vines.

Some other celebrities who may have Aspergers.

Woody Allen, Isaac Asimov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Graham Bell, Anton Bruckner, Henry Cavendish, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Thomas Edison, Bobby Fischer, Henry Ford, Jim Henson, Alfred Hitchcock, Thomas Jefferson, Carl Jung, Andy Kaufman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Palin, Charles Schulz, Steven Spielberg, James Taylor, Andy Warhol, Thom Yorke


... Well, most of the names mention are suspected such as Bill Gates and Al Gore. Some such as that Vines guy actually have Aspergers. It's though to say someone like Issac Newton is a aspie since he's not alive anymore. And how cool would it be if someone like Thomas Jefferson was a aspie. There a good chance "who should of been a former president if it weren't for Florida and *" Al Gore could just be a aspie.
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