FOCUS ON: ADD/ADHD – Success Stories

ADD/ADHD is not an indicator of intelligence or capabilities. Having ADD/ADHD does not mean a person will be limited in what they hope and aim to achieve in life. What ADD/ADHD does mean however, is that the person may find certain things more challenging and that they may be required to put in more effort but, this doesn’t mean that pursuing one’s dreams is an impossibility.

Some of the most successful, creative, innovative and imaginative people of the 21st Century have publicly acknowledged their diagnosis of ADHD.

Sir Richard Branson

  • English businessman and investor
  • Founder of the Virgin Group which includes: Virgin Active (health clubs), Virgin Atlantic Airways (international airline), Virgin Mobile (mobile phone service provider), Virgin Money (financial services) and Virgin Galactic (a venture to market & operate commercial space flights).

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Bill Gates

  • American businessman, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer & inventor
  • Co-founder of Microsoft 
  • Established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – the largest private foundation in the world, with it’s primary aims being to enhance healthcare & reduce extreme poverty globally, and to expand education opportunities & access to IT in America.

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Will Smith

  • American actor, producer & rapper
  • Nominated for 2 Academy Awards & 4 Golden Globe Awards
  • Winner of 4 Grammy Awards

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Whoopi Goldberg

  • American comedienne, actress, political activist, writer & television host
  • Nominated for 13 Emmy Awards
  • She is one of only 12 entertainers who has won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Tony Award


Adam Levine

  • American signer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & actor
  • Lead vocalist for Maroon 5
  • Coach on The Voice 


Michael Jordan

  • American former professional basketball player & entrepreneur
  • Principal owner & Chairman of the Charlotte Hornets – a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina