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Famous People with ADHD

Famous People with ADHD

Ever wonder who comes under the list of famous people with ADHD? Here's revealing to you, who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Historyplex Staff
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2018
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is marked by fidgety, distracted, and energetic behavior that people showcase, with other symptoms that make this what it is. A lot of people may think that what they have is a terrible disorder, but it is treatable and a common condition around the world.
Famous people in particular, have been able to deal with the disorder and its classic symptoms, still making a name for themselves in history. Let's take a look at how these people accomplished feats, that were just possible to achieve if they weren't ADHD patients.
List of Famous People with ADHD
Pablo Picasso
He was Spanish painter, who was a child prodigy in art and drawing, born on 25th October, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He redefined the term Modern Art with his paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics for about 75 years. He's an acclaimed artist, that is well respected in the 21st century, more than any other artist who has influenced such a time.
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali had 1500 paintings done in his time, with other works done like drawings, book illustrations, prints and more. He was born on 11th May, 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, and was known for his eccentricity and his ability to attract a lot of attention by his hairdo and sense of dressing.
Ansel Adams
He was known for his visionary photos of landscapes, that were mostly inspired from trips during his boyhood, to Yosemite National Park. He was born on 20th February, 1902. He was interested in black and white film, and was a commercial photographer for 30 years.
Alexander Graham Bell
Famously known for inventing the telephone; he was born on March 3rd 1847 and is also known to be an engineer and scientist. Alexander Graham Bell was known for his later revolutionary work in aeronautics, optical telecommunications, and hydropolis.
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison was an American scientist and inventor, born on 11th February, 1847. He invented the motion picture camera, phonograph and of course the electric bulb. He's invented many innovations related to telecommunications and mass communication as well.
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is known for his famous kite and key experiment to determine how lightening is charged with electricity. He was born on January 17th, 1709 in Boston; he is also known for inventions like swim fins, bifocals and the glass harmonica, which is a musical instrument.
Jason Kidd
He's a professional basketball player, born on March 23rd, 1973 and plays for the Dallas Mavericks.
Magic Johnson
Earvin Johnson - Magic Johnson born on 14th August, 1959, is now a retired professional basketball player, who was a part of the NBA, for the LA Lakers (as point guard). Even players like Michael Jordan, have ADHD.
Nolan Ryan
He's now a former Major League Baseball player, born on January 31st, 1947. He co-owns the Texas Rangers; and was even inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in the year 1999.
Babe Ruth
Born on February 6th, 1895, he was a major league baseball player, nicknamed "the Bambino" and even "the Sultan of Swat". In 1998, he was listed as number one on the list of 'Baseball's 100 Greatest Players'.
Pete Rose
Born on April 14th, 1941, he was a major league baseball player and manager. He's won three battling titles, two gold gloves, made it to rookie of the year and won the most valuable player award.
More Famous Personalities With ADHD
Great Businessmen/ Scholars/ Writers/ Poets
Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking
Galileo
Nostradamus
Sir Isaac Newton
Leo Tolstoy
Emily Dickinson
George Bernard Shaw
Robert Frost
Bill Gates
Napoleon Bonaparte
Mozart
Beethoven
Wright Brothers
Christopher Columbus
Walt Disney
Malcolm Forbes
Actors/Actresses
Jim Carrey
Dustin Hoffman
Anthony Hopkins
Robin Williams
Sylvester Stallone
Steven Spielberg (Director)
Susan Hampshire
Lindsay Wagner
Ann Bancroft
Cher
Bill Cosby
Will Smith
Whoopi Goldberg
Henry Ford
Kirk Douglas
Steve Mcqueen
Suzanne Somers
We hope that this list comforts you to know that these people did well for themselves, despite their shortcomings. Give those you know with this disorder, support and assurance that there are people out there who've made it through.