I was surprised with my research into notable figures who support autism causes. As it turns out some of the richest celebrities support autism and related causes.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Other high net worth supporters:
- Yoko Ono
- Jon Stewart
- Jonah Hill
- Jerry Seinfeld (who he himself has said he thinks he is on the spectrum)
- Tina Fey
- Amy Poehler
- Jack Black
- Rosie O’Donnell
- Ricky Gervais
- Dave Grohl
- Amanda Seyfried
All of these people are worth millions of dollars, according to the Wealthy Genius statistics site. In fact Jerry Seinfeld is worth $1 billion.
I was also surprised how many celebrities are themselves diagnosed with the disorder.
Tim Burton is the beloved director behind such films as Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and while it has not been confirmed it is believed that he is on the spectrum.
Another notable director is Woody Allen. Though it has never been explicitly stated that three-time Oscar winner Woody Allen is on the Autism Spectrum, both Allen himself and various experts seem to agree that that’s likely the case.