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Prominent ADHD sufferers

Prominent ADHD sufferers

After some consideration between the heartfelt dislike of exposing third parties and the benefit 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 self-published their diagnosis and of people in 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, german national handball goalkeeper5
  • Ashley Olsen, actress6
  • Avril Lavigne, singer7
  • Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre, german author5
  • Britney Spears, pop singer8
  • Bill Cosby, actor9
  • Bill Gates, Microsoft founder10
  • Bruce Jenner, athlete,1112 came out as transgender and is now 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, author5
  • Edgar Allan Poe, writer1
  • Emma Watson, actress1317
  • Ernest Hemingway, writer10
  • Eva Longoria, Model7
  • Gabi Grecko, fashion designer, model and DJ5
  • George Bernard 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 chairman for Bill Clinton10
  • James Middelton, relative of the English royal family19
  • Jamie Oliver, TV chef11
  • Jan Ulrich, 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 beaver3
  • 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, U.S. Gen10
  • 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 Academy Award winner; comorbidly depressed13
  • Rory Bremner, comedian31
  • Roxy Olin, actress32
  • Ryan Gosling, actor3
  • Salma Hayek, actress3334
  • Salvador Dali, painter1
  • Sascha Lobo, blogger, book 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, television host, 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

  1. Hallowell, Ratey (1998): Zwanghaft zerstreut

  2. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/adam-levine-continues-partnership-with-the-own-it-campaign-to-motivate-young-adults-and-adults-to-take-an-active-role-with-their-adhd-246867491.html

  3. http://www.addadult.com/add-education-center/famous-people-with-adhd/

  4. https://www.healthcentral.com/article/celebrities-with-adhd

  5. https://www.adhspedia.de/wiki/Bekannte_Pers%C3%B6nlichkeiten_mit_ADHS

  6. https://www.bustle.com/articles/144615-5-successful-women-with-adhd-who-talk-about-it

  7. http://adhdclinicjeeva.com/jeeves-desk/9%20can%20we%20have%20your%20attention%20pls/attention-plese.pdf

  8. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2154960/Britney-Spears-revealed-suffering-ADHD-unable-medication-it.html

  9. http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/01/bill_cosby_interview_comedian.html

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

  11. http://www.parenting.com/gallery/famous-people-with-add-or-adhd

  12. http://emgn.com/entertainment/19-athletes-suffer-adhd/

  13. http://www.imdb.com/list/ls004079795/

  14. http://www.zimbio.com/Courtney+Love/articles/Ki0MudWuvIb/Courtney+Love+Discusses+Adderall+Dependency

  15. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141004004602-200153289-david-neeleman-adhd-jetblue-founder

  16. http://www.zeit.de/zeit-magazin/2016/40/devid-striesow-schauspieler-adhs-rettung

  17. https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/famous-people-with-adhd/

  18. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/jaycee-chan-reveals-father-jackie-chan-has-ocd-and-adhd/

  19. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6583137/With-devastating-honesty-courage-JAMES-MIDDLETON-reveals-private-battle-depression.html

  20. http://adhdclinicjeeva.com/jeeves-desk/9%20can%20we%20have%20your%20attention%20http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2509015/Jennifer-Lawrence-reveals-medicated-anxiety-issues.htmlpls/attention-plese.pdf

  21. https://hanspeterbecker.com/cant-stop-the-feeling-musicians-with-adhd

  22. https://prezi.com/fvcrin5zkhpe/justin-timberlake-his-journey-with-learning-disabilities/

  23. https://www.ok-magazin.de/kristen-stewart-gesteht-im-interview-ich-habe-adhs-35851.html

  24. https://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/tyler-uses-meditation-to-deal-with-add-578194.html

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

  26. https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2012/06/matt-morgan-discusses-adhd-553553/

  27. http://tonsoffacts.com/30-fun-and-interesting-facts-about-megan-fox/

  28. https://www.promiflash.de/news/2019/07/27/spice-girls-star-mel-b-gesteht-offen-sie-leidet-an-adhs.html

  29. http://www.krone.at/544297

  30. https://www.noz.de/deutschland-welt/kultur/artikel/803168/medicus-autor-noah-gordon-wird-90-jahre-alt

  31. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ny3mt

  32. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-citys-roxy-olin-discusses-adhd/article/130275

  33. https://www.uselessdaily.com/movies/salma-hayek-trivia-33-fun-facts-about-the-actress/#.WncbOajib4I

  34. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/salma-hayek-if-i-was-a-white-man-i-would-be-bigger-than-harvey-weinstein-1.2678289

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

  36. http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a476905/william-i-have-adhd-ill-admit-it/