Famous Germaphobes

Howie Mandel 

the famous germaphobe game show host, who has a sign on his Web site showing a slash through a handshake.

“Well, I’m not so much a germophobe exactly,” Mandel replied without a trace of anxiety. “What I have is OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). It’s true that I won’t shake hands. I also have a lot of rituals. I do wash my hands repeatedly. And what I do in my life to deal with it, I’m able to make fun of in my comedy act. I’m also surrounded by great people and a great family who have helped me through, and combined with therapy it’s helped make me a highly functioning person with OCD. But not a lot of people are as lucky as me.”

from  http://www.pastdeadline.com/2007/04/heres_the_deal_.html

Donald Trump

Donald Trump : “The Donald” detailed his hatred of handshaking in his 1997 book, “Trump: The Art of the Comeback.”

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes: The 2004 film “The Aviator” showed this quirky tycoon’s phobia. He was actually a mysophobe (the proper term for what most people call a germaphobe).

Glenn Beck:

Beck has mentioned several times on his radio and television show that he is a germaphobe.

Cameron Diaz:

Diaz told Time magazine that she opens doors with her elbows.



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