We came across many famous people with Asperger’s Syndrome while researching for our recent blogs on autism and neurodiversity. We found 150+ Asperger’s famous people…and even with a bit of overlap, there are lots of new faces too! These famous Aspies include comedians, actors, athletes, scientists, musicians, writers, leaders, and artists.

Disclaimers: This list of famous people with Asperger’s who have been diagnosed and those who have been reported or rumored to have Asperger’s. I do my best to list resources for any questionable ones and welcome feedback, additions, and edits! I am not an expert on Asperger’s Syndrome.

Celebrities with Asperger’s

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David Byrne, lead singer, and guitarist from Talking Heads has Asperger’s. (image source: Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Which famous people have Asperger’s Syndrome? If you had to list the very top celebrities with Aspergers, these would surely make the top 20 list:

  1. Isaac Asimov (diagnosed)
  2. Dan Aykroyd (diagnosed)
  3. Susan Boyle (diagnosed)
  4. David Byrne (diagnosed)
  5. Charles Darwin (rumored)
  6. John Denver (diagnosed)
  7. Eminem (rumored)
  8. Daryl Hannah (diagnosed)
  9. Dan Harmon (self-diagnosed)
  10. Alfred Hitchcock (rumored)
  11. Sir Anthony Hopkins (diagnosed)
  12. Michael Jackson (rumored)
  13. Courtney Love (diagnosed)
  14. Clay Marzo (diagnosed)
  15. Marilyn Monroe (rumored)
  16. Jerry Seinfeld (self-diagnosed)
  17. Satoshi Tajiri (diagnosed)
  18. James Taylor (diagnosed)
  19. Greta Thunberg (diagnosed)
  20. Robin Williams (rumored)

But let’s break it down in more detail. There are so many reported famous people with Aspergers that I categorize them by their professional field (Actors, Athletes, Musicians, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, etc.).

Actors with Asperger’s

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Dan Aykroyd on the set of Great Outdoors. Aykroyd struggled since childhood with symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome. (image source: Wikipedia Public Domain)
  • Dan Aykroyd – Actor
  • Corey Burton – Voice Actor
  • Charlie Chaplin – Actor (rumored)
  • Lizzy Clark – Actress
  • Paddy Considine – Actor
  • Crispin Glover – Actor (rumored)
  • Daryl Hannah – Actress
  • Anthony Hopkins – Actor
  • Barry Humphries – Actor
  • Andy Kaufman – Actor
  • Marilyn Monroe – Actress (rumored)
  • Alex Plank – Actor
  • Robin Williams – Actor (rumored)

Comedians with Aspergers

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Comedic troupe Asperger’s R Us is made up entirely of men with Asperger’s. (Image source: Max W. Lauf)
  • Noah Britton – Asperger’s Are Us Comedic Group
  • Trip Carey – Asperger’s Are Us Comedic Group
  • Ethan Finlan – Asperger’s Are Us Comedic Group
  • Jack Hanke – Asperger’s Are Us Comedic Group
  • Michael Ingemi – Asperger’s Are Us Comedic Group
  • Michael Palin – Comedian (rumored)
  • Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian (rumored)
  • Robert White – Comedian

Chris Rock — Aspergers Comedian?

Famous comedian Chris Rock started therapy after a friend suggested he may have Asperger’s Syndrome. According to Today:

“The actor went through nine hours of cognitive tests and was eventually diagnosed with NVLD, which makes it difficult for him to understand nonverbal signals.”

source: Today

We did include Rock in our blog, Famous People with Disabilities [a list of 650+] since has was diagnosed with LVLD, a learning disorder.

Other TV/Media Personalities with Asperger’s

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Woody Allen, a famous film director is rumored to have Asperger’s. (image source: Georges Biard)
  • Woody Allen – Director (rumored)
  • Tim Burton – Director (rumored)
  • Justin Eugene Evans – Film Director
  • Paula Hamilton – Model
  • Brant Hansen – Radio Personality
  • Anne Hegerty – TV Personality
  • Alfred Hitchcock – Film Director (rumored)
  • Jamie Hyneman – TV Host (rumored)
  • Paul El Kharrat – the youngest champion of the show The 12 Coups de midi 
  • Heather Kuzmich – Model
  • Nina Marker – Model
  • John Motson – Sports Commentator
  • Suzanne Muldowney – Performance Artist
  • Chris Niosi – American Voice Actor, animator, producer (his work includes Arataka Reigen in Mob Psycho, Dezel in Tales of Zestiria, Khoury and the Pokémon series).
  • Keith Olberman – Sports Commentator (rumored)
  • Chris Packham – TV Personality and one of the most popular tv character’s with Asperger’s.

“Packham, diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in his 20s, said he was ‘lucky to get through that period of my life’.”

source: BBC
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Aspergers Famous People — TV Personality, Chris Packham, after the People’s Walk for Wildlife, at Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London on Saturday 22nd September 2018. (image source: Garry Knight — Wikipedia Creative Commons)
  • Alex Wineman – Model

Famous Athletes with Asperger’s

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The Current reported: Jessica-Jane Applegate also lives with the challenges associated with Asperger’s syndrome. She has become one of the most inspiring female athletes with a developmental disability since starting her career in 2011. (image source: Richard Gillin)

Among other celebrities who have Aspergers are athletes. These famous Aspies are an inspiration to fans of their sport.

  • Jessica-Jane Applegate –  the first British athlete from the intellectually disabled classification to win gold at the 2012 Paralympics
  • Danny Chew – Cyclist
  • Tommy Dis Brisay – Runner

A blog article on athletes with Asperger’s said:

“At five years of age, his parents were told he would never develop the ability to speak. A string of medications and countless struggles led to being overweight as a teenager. But his parents were committed to their son’s success, and they encouraged him to develop an interest. His father, Peter, an avid runner, encouraged Tommy to take to the trails. A jog with his father was all he needed to get hooked on running.”

source: Applied Behavioral Analysis Edu
  • Nikolas DiDomenico – Cyclist
  • Jim Eisenreich – Major League Baseball Player

Eisenreich, a famous Asperger’s athlete was diagnosed in 1984, causing him to leave MLB. But:

“medication, combined with a deeper understanding of his challenges, allowed him to return to the game he loved in 1986.”

source: Applied Behavioral Analysis Edu
  • Justin Hansen – College Football Player

An article about athletes with Asperger’s said:

“Human interaction has always been difficult for him. If his dad hadn’t dragged him out of the house and to the football field in grade school, Justin would be in his parents’ basement playing video games.”

source: USA Today
  • Guy Martin – Motorcycle Racer
  • Clay Marzo – Surfer

A post about athletes with Asperger’s said:

“Like so many people on the autism spectrum, Clay Marzo was mislabeled and misdiagnosed plenty of times growing up: ADD, dyslexia, learning disabled. Socially awkward with others yet masterful on the surfboard, Clay wasn’t formally diagnosed with Asperger’s until he was 18.

source: Applied Behavioral Analysis Edu
  • Fernando “Fernie” Morlaes Jr. – Track and Field Athlete

A blog about athletes with Asperger’s said:

“The turning point in their search for the truth came when Fernie was in 5th grade and the family went to visit mom’s best friend over the Thanksgiving holiday. Mom talked and cried over her struggles to help Fernie succeed with her best friend, the friend who is a special education teacher said she suspected he had Asperger’s. She showed them literature she had on Asperger’s and mom said, “I just cried and cried and cried because we finally had our answer.”

source: MileSplitTX
  • Marcelo Ríos – Tennis Player
  • Linus Söderström – NHL Hockey Player
  • Codi Ware – Racecar Driver

Famous Musicians with Asperger’s

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President Obama presenting Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom. It is rumored, but not confirmed that Bob Dylan has Asperger’s Syndrome according to IMDb. (image source: Wikipedia Public Domain)
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Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent singer, was misdiagnosed as having a brain tumor at birth, WebMD reported. Boyle said: “I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.” (image source: Wikipedia, Wasforgas)

Many musicians with Asperger’s use music as an outlet, especially rappers. Does Eminem have Aspergers? He raps about Asperger’s in his songs, but it has never been officially diagnosed. Does Chief Keef have Aspergers? Elite Daily says:

“Rumors have swirled that Keef has Asperger syndrome, which puts him somewhere on the Autism spectrum.”

  • AutistiX – an indie band from the U.K. 
  • Lil B – Rapper (rumored)
  • Marty Balin – Singer & Songwriter of Jefferson Airplane
  • Bella Bartok – Composer (rumored)
  • Mark Boerbach – Musical Savant
  • Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent Singer
  • Anton Bruckner – Composer (rumored)
  • Dan Bull – Rapper
  • David Byrne – Singer
  • John Denver – Musician
  • James Durbin – American Idol Singer
  • Bob Dylan – Musician (rumored)
  • Joseph Eber – Musician
  • Eminem – Rapper (rumored)
  • Example – Rapper
  • Glenn Gould – Pianist
  • David Helfgott – Pianist
  • Michael Jackson – Musician (rumored)
  • Chief Keef – Rapper (rumored)
  • Ladyhawke – Musician
  • Juice Leskinen – Musician
  • Abz Love – Rapper
  • Courtney Love – Singer
  • Gustav Mahler – Composer (rumored)
  • Travis Meeks – Musician
  • Josh Morgan – Drummer
  • Rich Mullins – Christian Singer/Songwriter (rumored)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Composer (rumored)
  • Ari Ne’eman – Activist
  • Craig Nicholls – Musician
  • Lisa Nowak – American Astronaut
  • Gary Numan – Singer & Songwriter
  • Eric Satie – Composer (rumored)
  • Savant – Musician
  • Slushii – Musician
  • Richard Strauss – Composer (rumored)
  • James Taylor – Musician (rumored)
  • Penelope Trunk – Entrepreneur & Author
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Composer (rumored)
  • Robbie Williams – Singer (rumored)
  • Adam Young – Musician (rumored)

Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders with Aspergers

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at ‘D5: All Things Digital’ conference in Carlsbad, California. (image source: Joi Ito Flickr)

Does Bill Gates have Aspergers? The Guardian reported Bill Gates:

“…has been described as having autistic-type traits: lack of eye contact, poor social skills, a monotonous voice, a prodigious memory and a tendency to rock backwards and forwards during business meetings.”

How about the famous mind behind SpaceX? Does Elon Musk have Aspergers? This research on neurodiversity says its definitely possible. The article also discusses Steve Jobs’ Aspergers observations.

2021 Update…Elon Musk confirmed he has Asperger’s while hosting a May 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live. Here’s what Musk had to say about his Asperger’s when he opened up the SNL show:

“I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL, or, at least the first to admit it, so I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”

Here’s the full list of famous Aspie entrepreneurs/biz leaders I found:

  • Julian Assange – WikiLeaks Founder

On September 23, 2020, Computer Weekly reported that the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange:

“is on the autistic spectrum and has a history of depression that would put him at risk of suicide if he is extradited to a US prison”

This information was part of court proceedings from psychiatrists who evaluated Assange before his trial. In September of 2011, Assange talked to the UK Independent about being autistic:

“Later, when I became well known, people would enjoy pointing out that I had Asperger’s or else that I was dangling somewhere on the autistic spectrum. I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, so let’s just say I am – all hackers are, and I would argue all men are a little bit autistic. But in my mid- to late teens I could barely focus on anything that didn’t seem to me like a major breakthrough.”

  • Adam Bradford – Activist & Entrepreneur
  • Michael Burry – U.S. Investment Fund Manager
  • Blondinbella – Entrepreneur & Blogger
  • Henry Ford – Industrialist (rumored)
  • Carly Fulgam – President of Autism Society of America Ventura
  • Bill Gates – Entrepreneur (rumored)
  • William (Bill) Hunt Gross – Investor & Philanthropist
  • Howard Hughes – American Businessperson (rumored)
  • Steve Jobs – Apple Co-founder (rumored)
  • Daniel Lightwing – Internet Gambling Business Co-Founder
  • Elon Musk – Tesla & SpaceX Co-Founder
  • Satoshi Tajiri – Pokemon Inventor
  • Nikola Tesla – Inventor of Electric Motors (rumored)
  • Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder (rumored)

Political Leaders with Aspergers

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Does Trump Have Aspergers? Many suspect so, but it has never been confirmed. (image source: Wikipedia)
  • Brisco Cain – Politician
  • Prince Charles of WalesIs Prince Charles autistic? One of our blog readers sent me an article and I did some digging.  It looks like the answer is no, even though some speculate Prince Charles has some traits of Asperger’s.
  • Benjamin Franklin – U.S. Politician (rumored)
  • Al Gore – Politician (rumored)
  • Jeff Greenfield – Political Analyst
  • Thomas Jefferson – U.S. President (rumored)
  • Abraham Lincoln – U.S. President (rumored)
  • Ludwig II – King of Bavaria (rumored)
  • Lindsay Mason – Politician
  • Timothé Nadim – French Politician
  • George Washington – U.S. President (rumored)

Famous Aspergers Artists

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Charles Schulz was best known for creating the “Peanuts” comic strip. His Asperger’s was never confirmed. (image source: Wikipedia)
  • Jim Henson – Animator & Puppeteer (rumored)
  • Peter Howson – Painter
  • Wasily Kandinsky – Painter (rumored)
  • Paul Kostabi – Artist
  • L S Lowry – Artist
  • Michelangelo – Artist (rumored)
  • Patrick Samuel
  • Charles Schulz – Cartoonist (rumored)
  • Vincent van Gogh – Painter (rumored)
  • Andy Warhol – Artist (rumored)

Famous Scientists with Asperger’s Syndrome (and Inventors)

There is speculation around whether some of the world’s greatest scientists and inventors had Asperger’s. Did Einstein have Aspergers? Many reports say its possible, but we may never know.  How about other famous scientists? Most of the famous people on this list were never diagnosed with Aspergers, only rumored to be on the autism spectrum.

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An article on Medium discusses whether Alan Turning had Asperger’s Syndrome (image source: Wikipedia Public Domain)
  • Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor (rumored)
  • Richard Borcherds – Mathematician
  • Henry Cavendish – Scientist (rumored)
  • Marie-Curie – Scientist (rumored)
  • Charles Darwin – Naturalist (rumored)
  • Thomas Edison – Inventor (rumored)
  • Albert Einstein – Scientist (rumored)
  • Francis Galton – Scientist (rumored)
  • Oliver Heaviside – Physicist (rumored)
  • Alfred Kinsey – Scientist (rumored)
  • Barbara McClintock – Scientist (rumored)
  • John Nash – Mathematician (rumored)
  • Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician
  • Dawn Prince-Hughes – Scientist (rumored)
  • Alan Turing – Mathematician (rumored)
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein – Logician (rumored)

Famous Writers with Aspergers

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Temple Grandin was diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child. (image source: Steve Jurvetson)
  • Syed Talha Ahsan – Poet
  • Hans Christian Anderson – Author (rumored)
  • Isaac Asimov – Author
  • Jane Austen – Writer (rumored)
  • Daantjie Badenhorst – Journalist & Author
  • Kage Baker – Writer
  • Benjamin Banneker – Author (rumored)
  • Henry Bond – Writer
  • Axel Brauns – Writer
  • Lewis Carroll – Author (rumored)
  • Todd Rafael Cimino – Novelist
  • Jennifer Cook O’Toole – Writer
  • Emily Dickinson – Poet (rumored)
  • Charles Dickinson – Writer (rumored)
  • Tim Ellis – Australian Author & Magician
  • Allx Generous – Author
  • Temple Grandin – Writer
  • Gunilla Gerland – Author
  • Dan Harmon – Writer (rumored)
  • Liane Holliday Willey – Author
  • Luke Jackson – Author
  • James Joyce – Author (rumored)
  • Franz Kafka – Writer (rumored)
  • Garrison Keillor – Writer
  • Rosie King – Writer
  • H. P. Lovecraft – Writer (rumored)
  • A.R. Morlan – Author
  • Jerry Newport – Author & Mathematical Savant
  • Tim Page – Pulitzer Prize Author
  • Markku Tapani Pölönen – Screenwriter
  • John Elder Robinson – Author of Look Me in the Ey
  • George Bernard Shaw – Writer (rumored)
  • Rudy Simone – Author (rumored)
  • Susanna Tamaro – Author
  • Daniel Tammet – Novelist & Poet
  • Raymond Thompson – Scriptwriter
  • Henry Thoreau – Writer (rumored)
  • Mark Twain – Writer (rumored)
  • Donna Williams – Author
  • Virginia Woolf – Writer (rumored)

Other Famous Aspies

These famous Aspies needed a category of their own. They may not be famous actors, but they are famous in their own right. Does M2K have Aspergers? Jason Zimmerman, a famous video gamer who goes by M2K does have Asperger’s Syndrome.

  • Hans Asperger – Podiatrist (Asperger’s was named after him)
  • Bobby Fischer – World Chess Champion (rumored)
  • Carl Jung – Psychoanalyst (rumored)
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Architect (rumored)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher (rumored)
  • Bertrand Russell – Polymath (rumored)
  • Oliver Sacks – Neurologist (rumored)
  • Judy Singer – Activist & Sociologist (she coined the term Neurodiversity)
  • Vernon Smith – Award-winning Economist
  • Greta Thunberg – Environmental Activist (and sailed from the U.S. to Lisbon, Portugal in 3 weeks!)
  • Jason Zimmerman (M2K) – Video Gamer

Movies About Autism or Asperger’s

While researching celebrities with Asperger’s Syndrome, we realized quite a few famous movies have been made based on people with Asperger’s or Autism. Here are a handful to note:

  • The Accountant
    • AutismMag.org discusses a popular movie called The Accountant — Aspergers plays a key part in this film about an accountant (played by Ben Affleck) with Aspergers Syndrome
  • The Social Network
    • Many people asked “Does Mark Zuckerberg have Aspergers” after watching this movie about the creation of Facebook. The Autism Support Network said: “…It quickly becomes clear that the character has something on the autistic spectrum, most likely Aspergers syndrome,” when referring to Zuckerberg’s character in the movie.
  • Mozart and the Whale  
    • Based on the life of author and public speaker, Jerry Newport, this is a love story about a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Man on the Moon
    • A film based on the life of famous Aspie entertainer Andy Kaufman. The main role is played by actor Jim Carrey.
  • Parenthood
    • In season 5 of Parenthood, popular character Hank finds out he has Aspergers while reading a book to relate to Max’s Aspergers. “Does Max Burkholder have Aspergers?” He plays the young character Max Braverman, who does, but the star does not have Asperger’s in real life.  What about Hank who is played by Ray Romano in this popular TV show. Does Ray Romano have Aspergers? Not in real life.
  • The Office
    • The Office is not really about Autism, but some may ask the question, Does Dwight Schrute have Aspergers? A blog about autism in the media says its possible:”Adam from Adam, Christopher from The Curious Incident with the Dog at Night Time, Donald from Mozart and the Whale, and Don Tillman from The Rosie Project, along with Dwight, Sheldon and Abed, all fit into what I call “the quirky, high-functioning Aspie” archetype.”

Viewers of the Big Bang Theory have suspected the character Sheldon, to be on the autism spectrum, but does Jim Parsons have Aspergers? No, but he seems to think his character exhibits some characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome.

There are so many more movies, books, and tv shows based on people with Asperger’s or have characters with Aspergers. Here is a list of the top 10 movies according to Shrink Tank.

Celebs Who Have Kids with Aspergers

PHOTO CREDIT: ANDERS KRUSBERG

Famous comedian D.L. Hughley’s son, Kyle Hughley, has Asperger’s. 

When Kyle Hughley was a child, doctors diagnosed him with Asperger’s syndrome. At times, D.L. Hughley has seriously discussed how that disorder has affected Kyle’s life. For example, in 2015 D.L. spoke with pride about Kyle graduating from college during an Oprah: Where Are They Now segment. After talking about his son’s education, D.L. briefly spoke about Kyle’s day-to-day life and then he got emotional as he told a touching story.

source: The Things

People Yearn to Know if Someone Famous is Autistic or has Asperger’s

As part of my research, I was amazed to discover the amount of Google traffic there is of people wondering if a famous person has Asperger’s. Here are 40+ examples of the most popular queries. I’ll start of the list with common questions about Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, because there is loads of traffic around him:

Questions about Mark Zuckerberg (Austistic or Aspergers)

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  • Is Mark Zuckerberg autistic? (700 queries/month)
  • Does Mark Zuckerberg have autism? (600 queries/month) 
  • Mark Zuckerberg Aspergers? (15 queries/month)
  • Zuckerberg autism? (80 queries/month)
  • Does Mark Zuckerberg have Aspergers? (80 queries/month)
  • Is Zuckerberg autistic? (40 queries/month) 
  •  Does Mark Zuckerberg have Asperger Syndrome? (20 queries/month) 
  • Zuckerberg Autistic? (20 queries/month) 
  • Does Mark Zuckerberg have Asperger’s? (20 queries/month) 
  • Mark Zuckerberg Aspergers? (20 queries/month)

The Autism Support Network says:

“The founder of Facebook, has a desperate deficit when it comes to human interaction. It quickly becomes clear that the character has something on the autistic spectrum, most likely Aspergers syndrome.”

source: Autism Support Network

More questions people ask about successful people with Aspergers (diagnosed or not)

  • Does Donald Trump have Aspergers? (90 queries/month)
  • Adam Young Aspergers? (90 queries/month)
  • Steve jobs Aspergers? (80 queries/month) 
  • Does Trump have Aspergers? (80 queries/month)
  • Was Andy Kaufman autistic? (80 queries/month)
  • Does Bill Gates have Aspergers? (80 queries/month)
  • Adam Young autistic? (70 queries/month) 
  • Did Steve Jobs have Aspergers? (60 queries/month) 
  • Andy Kaufman autistic? (60 queries/month) 
  • Does House have Aspergers? (60 queries/month) 
  • Does Bill Gates has asperger syndrome? (60 queries/month) 
  • Does Dwight have Aspergers? (50 queries/month) 
  • Was Michael Jackson autistic? (40 queries/month) 
  • Dwight Schrute Aspergers? (40 queries/month) 
  • Lewis Carroll aspergers? (40 queries/month) 
  • Is Adam Young autistic? (40 queries/month) 
  • Does he have Aspergers? (30 queries/month) 
  • Is Chief Keef autistic? (30 queries/month) 
  • Michael Jackson autistic? (30 queries/month) 
  • Eminem has Aspergers? (30 queries/month) 
  • Does Max from Parenthood have Aspergers in real life? (30 queries/month) 
  • Does Donald Trump have Asperger’s Syndrome? (30 queries/month) 
  • David Byrne Asperger Syndrome? (30 queries/month) 
  • Abraham Lincoln Asperger Syndrome? (20 queries/month) 
  • Famous Asperger’s syndrome people? (20 queries/month) 
  • Aspergers Eminem? (20 queries/month) 
  • Jamie Hyneman Aspergers? (20 queries/month) 
  • Guy Martin Aspergers? (20 queries/month) 
  • Nikola Tesla Aspergers? (20 queries/month) 
  • Howard Hughes autism? (20 queries/month) 
  • Mozart Aspergers? (20 queries/month) 
  • Dan Aykroyd sindrome Asperger? (20 queries/month) 
  • Max Aspergers? (20 queries/month) 
  • Donald Trump and Aspergers? (10 queries/month) 

There are also 5+ questions about finding famous people with Asperger’s on Wikipedia:

  • Wiki Aspergers/Aspergers Wiki
  • Aspergers Wikipedia/Asperger’s Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia Aspergers
  • Asperger Syndrome Wiki
  • Wiki Aspergers Syndrome
  • Asperger Wikipedia

This shows that people are very interested to know which famous people have Asperger’s.

More Famous Aspies?

My list is by no means complete. Please let me know if you find other successful people with Asperger Syndrome and I will be glad to add them to this growing list! Just ping me at Heather@Ongig.com.

If you enjoyed this list, you might also want to check out Famous People with Dyslexia [A List of 175+ Actors, Athletes, Musicians & Scientists] and Famous People with ADHD [100+ Actors, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

Words Associated with Neurodiversity

During our research on notable people with Aspergers, we started making a list of words associated with neurodiversity. The list helps our clients write more inclusive job descriptions. We decided to put them all in one place in a glossary in this blog, 40+ Words Associated with Neurodiversity.

And a final thanks goes to…

Sources for my Research on Famous People with Asperger Syndrome

These pros helped me source the article — thank you!

  1. Nicol Natale’s article on 7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Had Asperger’s Syndrome
  2. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide’s article on History’s 30 Most Inspiring People on the Autism Spectrum
  3. Michelle Fattig’s article on Famous People Who Have or Had Asperger’s Syndrome
  4. Colin Eldred-Choen’s article on 6 Creatives On The Autism Spectrum – Actors And Filmmakers
  5. Michelle Fattig’s article on Famous People Who Have or Had Asperger’s Syndrome
  6. Ranker.com’s article on Celebrities Who (Probably) Have Asperger’s Syndrome
  7. Applied Behavior Analysis Edu’s article on 5 Top Athletes on the Autism Spectrum
  8. Michael Capone’s article on Hockey Player Talks About Living With Asperger’s and ADHD
  9. Nikolas DiDomenico’s blog on “I Didn’t Learn Until After Racing For a Few Years That Having a Label Can Be a Positive Thing”
  10. Karen Gold’s article on The high-flying obsessives
  11. Yousif Nur’s article on A comedian with Asperger’s who isn’t an antisocial introvert? It’s no joke
  12. Erin Herbert’s blog on Athletes with Autism
  13. Johanna Kristina’s list of Celebrities with autism or Asperger’s syndrome
  14. Dr.John Brock’s article on Did Alan Turing have Asperger syndrome?
  15. Wikipedia’s list of People with Asperger syndrome
  16. Apoorva Madavilli’s article on Did Einstein have autism?
  17. Peter Russell’s article on Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis
  18. Samantha Craft’s article on Meet Judy Singer a NeuroDiversity Pioneer
  19. Fandom’s Parenthood Wiki
  20. Emma Dalmayne’s article on Why I Appreciate Eminem Lyrics on Aspergers
  21. A blog about Autism in the Media
  22. Doran Miller-Rosenberg’s article on How Autism And Learning Disabilities Breed Incredible Rappers Like Chief Keef And Lil B
  23. Stephan Shahinian’s article on The Neuro-Biology of Genius
  24. Kerry Magro’s article on Why our autism community loves Sheldon Cooper
  25. Dr. Frank Gaskill’s article on Top 10 Movies about Asperger’s and the Autism Spectrum, According to a Psychologist
  26. “Autistic Asperger’s, I am exhausted having to conform to the norm (by Web24 News)
  27. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has Asperger syndrome and depression, court hears (by Bill Goodwin)
  28. Julian Assange: ‘I am – like all hackers – a little bit autistic’ (by Independent UK)
  29. PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO MAY HAVE ASPERGERS MINDS (by aspergersvic.org)
  30. Elon Musk gets off to rocky start in SNL monologue, including false claim about being first host with Asperger’s (by Jolie Lash)
  31. 5 Famous Musicians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (by Applied Behavior Analysis)
  32. Mindy Fox’s article on Asperger’s and “The Social Network”
  33. Chris Packham recalls undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome on TV walk (by BBC)
  34. College football player with Asperger’s did the ‘impossible’ (by Matt L. Stephens)
  35. Becoming A Star In A Year, Dealing With Aspergers For Life (by Nancy Pierce)
  36. Defying expectations, people with autism are participating and excelling in sports (by Jon Wertheim and Stephanie Apstein)
  37. Chris Rock reveals learning disorder diagnosis, says he has 7 hours of therapy a week (by Francesca Gariano)

Why I wrote this?

Ongig is on a mission to eliminate boring and biased job descriptions. As part of this, we try to share best practices on all aspects of diversity. For example, Ongig’s Text Analyzer helps you avoid words that are exclusionary to famous (or non-famous) people with Asperger’s or other forms of Neurodiversity. Please visit Ongig if you’d like to learn more.

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