Difference Maker John “Jack” Horner
Though not impossible, it’s pretty tough to find young boys who aren’t fascinated by dinosaurs. And it’s about as difficult to find young boys who don’t like digging in the dirt. Indeed, as a boy, John “Jack” Horner plunged his tools into the soil and found his first dinosaur bone at age 8. As an adult, Horner parlayed those childhood passions into some momentous Jurassic discoveries that, as it turns out, proved boffo at the box office. All this from the man who as a high schooler achieved poor grades in most subjects owing to undiagnosed dyslexia. Yet, Horner blinded them with science.