Disclaimer: The following list contains people who are currently alive or who have since died. ADHD as a name has only been used since 1999, and most of those still alive have specifically been diagnosed with the condition. The remainder and those who died previously, have been professionally diagnosed using the diagnosis rules being applied to their biographies. Some of the above listed websites provide links to websites which confirm their ADHD diagnosis or their biographies which fulfil the diagnosis rules.

Acting / Directors

Ann Bancroft
Bill Cosby
Danny Glover
Dustin Hofman
F. Scott Fitzgerald
George Burns
George C. Scott
Henry Andersen
Henry David Thoreau
Henry Winker
Harry Belafonte
James Stewart
Jim Carrey
Keanu Reeves
Kirk Douglas

Lindsay Wagner
Mariette Hartley
Mariel Hemmingway
Alfred Hitchcock
Robin Williams
Steve McQueen
Suzanne Somers
Steven Spielberg
Sylvester Stallone
Tom Cruise
Tom Smothers
Tracey Gold
Ty Pennington
Will Smith
Whoopi Goldberg
Frank Lloyd Wright

Steve McQueen


Ansel Adams
August Rodin
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali
Vincent Van Gogh


Alberto Tomba
Babe Ruth
Bruce Jenner
“Carl” Lewis
Greg Louganis
Jackie Stewart
Jason Kidd
“Magic” Johnson
Michael Jordan
Nolan Ryan
Pete Rose
Terry Bradshaw


Agatha Christie
Edgar Allan Poe
Ernest Hemingway
George Bernard Shaw
Hans Christian Anderson
Jules Verne
Jim Henson
Leo Tolstoy
Lewis Carroll
Mark Twain
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Samuel Johnson
Thomas Carlyle
Valerie Hardin
William Butler Yeats


Alan Turing Galileo


Abraham Lincoln
Anwar Sadat
Anna Eleanor Roosenvelt
Dwight Eisenhauer
George Bush, Snr
George Bush, Jnr
John F Kennedy
Thomas Jefferson
Napoleon Bonaparte
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Nelson Rockafeller
Prince Charles
Robert F Kennedy
Winston Churchill
Woodrow Wilson


Andrew Carnegie
Bill Gates
F W Woolworth
Henry Ford
John D. Rockefeller
Malcolm Forbes
Walt Disney

William Randolph Hearst
William Wrigley, Jr.
Wright Brothers


Billy Connolly
Rory Bremner
Michael Palin
Robin Williams
Woody Allen


Eddie Rickenbacker
General George Patton
General Westmoreland


Bob Dylan
Elvis Presley
George Frideric Handel
John Denver
John Lennon
Ludwig van Beethoven
Michael Jackson
Ozzy Osbourne
Stevie Wonder
Wolfgang Mozart

Science and Invention

Albert Einstein
Alexander Graham Bell
Benjamin Franklin
Hans Asperger
Harvey Cushing M.D.
Sir Isaac Newton
James Clerk Maxwell
Leonardo Da Vinci
Louis Pasteur
Michael Faraday
Nikola Tesla
Russell Varian
Thomas Edison
Werner von Braun

salvador dali
jackie stewart
Bill Gates
Billy Connolly
Rory Bremner
Mark Twain
John Lennon
Sources: ADHD Texas, ADHD Relief, Adult/Child ADHD, and many other websites. Brighter Days ADHD Support Group is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.