15 Famous People With ADHD

11. Sir Richard Branson

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson lives with ADHD- Getty Images

 

What percentage of the world’s population has ADHD?

Although the vast majority of medical professionals agree that attention deficit disorder does exist, there is still widespread disagreement about how many people qualify for a specific ADHD diagnosis.

In 2013, ADDitude Magazine revealed ADHD is more common than previously thought.

Statistics released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed up to 11 percent of American children – aged between four and 17 – have been diagnosed with the hyperactivity disorder at some point in their lives.

According to Health Direct, roughly one in 20 Australian children shows symptoms of ADHD.

Every Day with ADHD reports between five and 10 percent of Australia’s population are diagnosed with ADHD at some point.

It is more common in boys, and while most kids grow out of it adult ADHD sometimes persists until much later in life.

New Idea takes a look at 12 famous people with ADHD and how they’ve turned their attention deficit disorder into an advantage.

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