History is filled with individuals who were very creative, thought “outside the box,” and made huge contributions to society. However, often these people were ridiculed, labeled as troublemakers, and discounted as unintelligent.
While it’s impossible to go back in time and pinpoint famous people with ADHD, historical records show many of our most celebrated personalities had qualities consistent with ADD and ADHD. Likewise, today there are countless superstars and pop idols who are thought to have ADD/ADHD or who exhibit ADD/ADHD traits.
We should all be inspired by famous people facing extraordinary challenges—the celebrities, artists, scientists, musicians, athletes, and world leaders who prove that being different, visionary, and exuberant can change the world for the better.
Actors, Comedians, and Musicians
Robert F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Scientists
Leonardo da Vinci
Alexander Graham Bell
Orville and Wilber Wright
Sir Isaac Newton