Many people with ADHD or ADD feel that they aren’t good enough, aren’t smart enough, or just don’t fit in. The long list of artists, entertainers, scientists, and statesmen with this disorder will illustrate that ADD and ADHD doesn’t mean any of those things. While many of these people actually have a real diagnosis, some of them lived before ADD and ADHD were discovered. Experts have studied their life and came to the conclusion that there is a very high likelihood that they lived their life with one or both of these disorders.
Many inventors from Alexander Graham Bell to Albert Einstein to the Wright brothers are thought to have had ADD or ADHD. Their boundless energy and ability to think outside the box were gifts that have created new innovations that changed the way everyone lives. The list of artists is just as impressive. Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and even Walt Disney had ADD or ADHD symptoms.
In the realm of music, it appears much would have been missed without ADD and ADHD. The list for this area includes Mozart, Beethoven, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, and Ozzy Osbourne. Actors are also represented by Henry Winkler, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, and Bill Cosby. The athletic world includes Bruce Jenner, Terry Bradshaw, and “Magic” Johnson.
Many people with ADD or ADHD have build business empires. Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Malcolm Forbes, William Randolph Hearst, and Milton Hershey did not let this disorder stand in their way. Politicians and statesmen include John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, Nelson Rockefeller, Prince Charles, and Winston Churchill.