4. Susan Boyle

The Scottish singer is well-known from her first appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, after which she ended up becoming a best-selling female artist. In 2012, at the age of 51, Boyle was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and she stated that it felt like “a relief”. She insists that her condition does not define who she is, but it is merely something that she has to cope with and learn to work through.  

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