“I was labeled the ‘dumb kid’ that couldn’t read or write, coming all through to when I was graduating in high school,” Corcoran told CNBC Make It. As a result, she was a straight-D student throughout her childhood.
But Corcoran didn’t allow this to stop her from achieving success. Now, she even says “dyslexia made me a millionaire,” as she wrote on LinkedIn on Monday.
“I spent 6 hours a day daydreaming in class, and by 3rd grade I just gave up,” she wrote on LinkedIn. “My mom’s response was, ‘Don’t worry about it. You have a wonderful imagination; you’ll learn to fill in the blanks.’ That was powerful for me, and I’ve leaned on that my whole life.”
Elon Musk was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. Biographies written about Musk say he was introverted and bullied in school.
Still, these childhood challenges did not deter his success. He created several high-profile companies, including SpaceX, Tesla, and The Boring Company. He is also well-known for his involvement in Dogecoin, a meme-based digital currency.
During his “SNL” monologue, Musk said, “Sometimes after I say something, I have to say, ‘I mean that’ — so people really know that I mean it. That’s because I don’t always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak, which I’m told makes for great comedy.”
He continued: “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.”
As the studio audience applauded, his words set off discussions across social media and news feeds about Asperger’s syndrome.