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Prominent ADHD sufferers

Prominent ADHD sufferers

After weighing up the profound reluctance to expose third parties and the advantage of showing many sufferers that ADHD is nothing to be ashamed of and that very successful careers are possible with it, we have compiled the following collection of celebrities who have made their diagnosis public themselves and of people from contemporary history who are said to have had ADHD.

  • Abraham Lincoln, US President1
  • Adam Levine, singer, guitarist (Maroon 5), actor23
  • Adam Meckler, Internet entrepreneur3
  • Albert Einstein14
  • Andreas Wolf, national handball goalkeeper5
  • Ashley Olsen, actress6
  • Avril Lavigne, Singer7
  • Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre, author5
  • Britney Spears, pop singer8
  • Bill Cosby, actor9
  • Bill Gates, Microsoft founder10
  • Bruce Jenner, athlete,1112 has come out as transgender and is now called Caitlyn Jenner, actress13
  • Cameron Diaz, actress7
  • Cammi Granato (ice hockey player)
  • Carl Lewis12
  • Christopher Knight (Actor)
  • Christopher Lauer (politician)5
  • Channing Tatum (actor, model)3
  • Chris Kaman, basketball player4
  • Courtney Love, rock singer and guitarist14
  • Dexter Scott King, civil rights activist, actor and documentary filmmaker4
  • David Neeleman, entrepreneur (Morris Air, JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines)1511
  • David Striesow, actor16
  • Eckart von Hirschhausen, author5ARD 30.10.23: Hirschhausen and ADHD
  • Edgar Allan Poe, writer1
  • Emma Watson, actress1317
  • Ernest Hemingway, writer10
  • Eva Longoria, Model7
  • Gabi Grecko, fashion designer, model and DJ5
  • George Bernhard Shaw, writer1
  • Glenn Beck, mixed martial arts fighter10
  • Heather Kuzmich, Model10
  • Hilary Duff, singer, actress and author107
  • Howie Mandel, comedian and voice actor11
  • Jackie Chan, actor18
  • James Carville, political commentator and critic, campaign manager for Bill Clinton10
  • James Middelton, relative of the English royal family19
  • Jamie Oliver, TV chef11
  • Jan Ulrich, racing cyclist5
  • Jason Earles, actor10
  • Jennifer Connelly, actress10
  • Jennifer Lawrence, actress (hyperactivity)20
  • Jim Carrey, actor11
  • Jim Caviezel, actor3
  • Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress21
  • John F. Kennedy, US President10
  • Justin Bieber3
  • Justin Timberlake, pop singer and actor11227
  • Karina Smirnoff, dancer116
  • Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize winner6
  • Kathrin Weßling, writer5
  • Kristen Stewart, actress23
  • Kurt Cobain ✝, musician and artist13
  • Lisa Ling, actress6
  • Liv Tyler, actress and model247
  • Lochmann, Heiko and Roman25
  • Magic Johnson, basketball player12
  • Mariette Hartley, actress
  • Mary-Kate Olsen, actress6
  • Matt Morgan, professional wrestler, actor26
  • Melissa Joan Hart, actress, voice actress, film producer and director.
  • Megan Fox, actress and model27
  • Mel B., singer, Spice Girl28
  • Michael Jordan, basketball player12
  • Michael Phelps, swimmer11312
  • Michelle Rodriguez, actress, voice actress11
  • Nadja Adb El Farrag (“Naddel”), actress529
  • Nicole Vaidišová, tennis player12
  • Noah Gordon, author (The Medicus)30
  • Norman Schwarzkopf, US General10
  • Paris Hilton, fashion designer, model, actress, singer and entrepreneur113
  • Paul Orfalea, entrepreneur and visiting professor11
  • Pete Rose, baseball player11
  • Richard Branson, entrepreneur and balloonist13
  • Robin Williams ✝, actor, comedian and Oscar winner; comorbidly depressed13
  • Rory Bremner, comedian31
  • Roxy Olin, actress32
  • Ryan Gosling, actor3
  • Salma Hayek, actress3334
  • Salvador Dali, painter1
  • Sascha Lobo, blogger, author, journalist, copywriter35
  • Serena Williams, tennis player12
  • Shane Victorino, baseball player
  • Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur113
  • Solange Knowles, actress, singer, songwriter and music producer113
  • Ted Turmer10
  • Terry Bradshaw, football player1134
  • Thomas Edison, inventor14
  • Ty Pennington, TV presenter, model and carpenter10
  • Whoopy Goldberg, actress10
  • Will.I.Am (William James Adams), rapper and hip-hop producer36
  • Will Smith, actor, film producer and rapper11
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1
  • Woody Harrelson, actor34
  • Zooey Deschanel, actress, singer10

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  10. Ryan (2014): ADHD is Not a Four Letter Word: Drug Free Strategies for Managing the Gift that is ADHD, Seite 97















  25. Die Lochis, HE/RO), Musiker((Süddeutsche Zeitung, 7./8. Mai, S.50










  35. Passig, Lobo (2010): Dinge geregelt kriegen – ohne einen Funken Selbstdisziplin