Famous People With ADHD

Would you believe it if I told you many people think Abraham Lincoln had ADHD?  And he’s not the only successful person who might have it. Many of today’s celebrities are open about their ADHD diagnosis and how they were able to use it to their advantage, in the hopes of helping others. In this article we will be talking about famous people who are open about their diagnosis, as well as others who are thought to have had ADHD. While some people don’t like having ADHD and showing it. These three famous people used it to their advantage.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a famous scientist who was born in 1879 and died in 1955. He is a well known scientist and famous for his theory of relativity. This is a theory that talks about time and space. He also discovered E = MC2. You have probably heard that equation before. Have you ever wondered what it meant? Well it means Energy = Mass times the speed of light squared. This was an amazing discovery and won him the Nobel peace prize. Would you be even more shocked if I told you he had ADHD? That’s right Albert Einstein was diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age. He was constantly getting bad grades in middle school and was not very good at paying attention. He also was creative and could think up crazy equations and then prove them to be true. His ADHD is also to blame for his often disheveled look. In the end ADHD would help him hyperfocus on whatever he wanted to get done.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a famous basketball player born in 1963. He starred in several movies including Space Jam and Super Size Me. Michael Jordan is most famous for playing Number 23 for the Lakers. Michael Jordan was diagnosed with ADHD in his younger years. He uses ADHD to his advantage like Albert Einstein to hyperfocus and practice, practice, practice. This has made him one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is a famous actor and comedian who is most popular for his starring roles in movies such as The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, and The Truman Show. He is well known to have ADHD and to be a very goofy actor. In several news articles he has stated that he sometimes in less serious roles uses his ADHD to help him act really goofy. He also uses his ADHD to hyperfocus on memorizing his lines. 

I hope after reading this you realize you’re not the only one with ADHD. The three people I chose that had ADHD were just a fraction of the amount of famous people who have it. Stars such as Howie Mandel, Michael Phelps, and Justin Timberlake also have ADHD.

I hope this article helped you realize that you’re not the only one with ADHD and stars you love have it as well.