10 Famous People with Autism


Autism has been at the heart of many heated debates over the years, as people have yet to agree on the exact causes of it and how it can best be avoided. One thing’s for certain, many people have to live with this condition, a condition that varies in both range and severity. Interestingly enough, Autism Spectrum Disorder isn’t a ‘new’ condition by any means, as many important historical characters are believed to have had it.

While most people with autism have an average or above-average IQ, they all suffer from social difficulties, especially when it comes to reading people’s expressions and reactions. At the same time, it allows them to focus on specific areas of interest, almost obsessively at times. This being said, there are still plenty of famous people out there who despite their condition, made a name for themselves by excelling in their profession. Over the next few minutes, we’ll find out more about ten of the most famous people with autism and their accomplishments.


The great artist Michelangelo is also said to have been autistic, mainly because of how others described him. It is said that Michelangelo was very withdrawn as a person, he had limited interests and had very poor communication and social skills. He was also obsessed with repetitive and compulsive routines that he would not stray away from, lest it would cause him great discomfort and frustration.