Sir Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur who founded such diverse companies as Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Virgin Mobile, making him one of the richest people on earth. You might not know that Branson is dyslexic. He says,
As I know from first-hand experience, school can be tough if you don’t get the right help. But I think it’s important to not let it hold you back. Dyslexia has been a massive help for me personally; it makes me think creatively and laterally, two major factors that helped me create Virgin and build a global brand.
Dyslexia is a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage and it shouldn’t stop young people from achieving success and striving to make their dreams a reality. Just look at what these amazing dyslexic people have achieved…
Branson found out that men with dyslexia are often rejected from donating to sperm banks because of the possibility of passing the condition along. In response, Branson has announced that he's opening the world's first sperm bank for dyslexics, and already has hundreds of interested donors. Only time will tell if there's a demand among customers. -Thanks, John Farrier!
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