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Famous People with ADHD

You're in Good Company!

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Updated March 18, 2009

If you or someone you love has ADHD, you are in good company! Some of the most creative, innovative, and imaginative people have ADHD. Below is a list of famous people who have ADHD or who are suspected of having ADHD.

Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright

Artists
Salvador Dali
Pablo Picasso
Vincent Van Gogh

Athletes
Terry Bradshaw
Scott Eyre
Justin Gatlin
Cammi Granato
Jason Kidd
Michael Phelps
Pete Rose

Authors
Charlotte and Emily Bronte
Samuel Clemens
Emily Dickenson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virginia Woolf
William Butler Yeats

Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Andrew Carnegie
Malcolm Forbes
Henry Ford
David Neeleman
Paul Orfalea

Explorers
Christopher Columbus
Lewis and Clark

Entertainers
Ann Bancroft
Jim Carrey
Steve McQueen
Jack Nicholson
Ty Pennington
Elvis Presley
Evil and Robbie Knievel
Justin Timberlake
Robin Williams

Inventors
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin

Photographer
Ansel Adams

Physicist
Albert Einstein

Political Figures
James Carville
John F. Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln

Sources:

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. Famous People with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities and/or AD/HD. SchwabLearning.org.

Kitty Petty ADD/LD Institute. Famous People with ADD/LD. kpinst.org 2001.

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