CDC.gov revealed that most of the kids aged between four and 17 years old with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) got either medical or behavioral therapy in 2009 to 2010. However, ADHD should not be a hindrance for growth and productivity in life.
There are always effective ways to manage the disorder for most people afflicted with it. Below are some of the famous people with ADHD who found ways to overcome the challenges brought about by the disorder.
1. Justin Timberlake
As Parenting.com suggested, the former ‘N Sync singer is riding high in success in the music industry. From a boy bander and solo artist, and now a new dad, Timberlake conquered ADHD in every way possible.
2. Jim Carrey
Veteran comedian Jim Carrey may have just let his ADHD symptoms stand out in his comical talents. “The Mask” star sure did his share in making audiences laugh along the way.
3. Sir Richard Branson
Being hyperactive is not a problem for this entrepreneur as he savors the success of his airline business. A 2014 article in Forbes cited Branson’s Virgin Air America racking in its initial full-year profit.
4. Paris Hilton
The Hilton hotel heiress is a socialite to boot who enjoyed massive success in reality TV and fashion. Hilton has always looked elegant and classy without letting ADHD hinder her career growth.
5. James Carville
The long-time Bill Clinton ally political consultant and commentator used his intelligence and education to the best of his advantage. He never made ADHD an excuse to steer himself away from giving smart insights.
6. Paul Orfalea
Orfalea made his varying business ideas the stepping stones in starting Kinko’s. Having ADHD hinders Orfalea from writing letters and fixing machines. As his hyperactive mind conceives business ideas, however, his workers are on hand to make them come to life.
7. Michelle Rodriguez
“The Fast and the Furious” actress looks as appealing and talented as any Hollywood leading lady. Nobody could even guess Rodriguez has ADHD!
8. David Neeleman
Jet Blue Airways founder Neeleman saw the big picture with regard the need for a budget air carrier in America. To date, Neeleman’s disability has not been a problem in spurring market growth for Jet Blue in the United States.
9. Bruce Jenner
The soon-to-be transgender is a retired Olympian. Before his transgender revelation, he acquired fame as Kris Jenner’s husband. He stars alongside with his now ex-wife, Kris, their kids and his stepchildren in the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
10. Solange Knowles
Beyonce’s younger sister has made a career for herself in the music business. Solange did not let ADHD nor her sister’s fame overshadow her marketability in the music industry.
11. Michael Phelps
The professional swimmer has always been fast in threading the water with his arms. Whenever he competes, swimmer Michael Phelps does not dwell on his ADHD symptoms.
12. Pete Rose
The former seasoned baseball player may have had a gambling addiction due to ADHD. However, he sure never made his condition a hindrance in scoring big on the field.
Make these extraordinary people your inspiration in striving to be the best in whatever you do. A disability or disorder should never be a reason for you to settle for less in life.