List of famous blind people, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. They say that if you lose one sense, the other four become stronger. Looking at the list of famous blind people it would seem that the old adage is true. Many famous blind people have become successful and influential musicians. Several others have become successful athletes, politicians and actors.
Who is the most famous blind person? Stevie Wonder tops our list. The “I Just Called To Say I Love You” singer has been blind since shortly after his birth, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the most successful musicians of all time. Wonder was a child prodigy and he had his first hit song at age 13. Since then he has had over 50 top 40 singles and he has influenced hundreds of musicians. Other famous musicians who are also blind include singers like Ray Charles, Andrea Bocelli and Jose Feliciano.
Several blind people have also had great careers in politics. New York Governor David Paterson became blind at age three after having an ear infection. Politician Thomas Gore became blind at a young age, but he remained determined to have a career in politics.
Do you think that being blind helped these famous men and women find even more success?
Age: Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of Americasee more on Ray Charles
Age: Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of Americasee more on Helen Keller
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italysee more on Andrea Bocelli