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Famous Left Handed People

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A list of famous left handed people with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers," "lefties," "a lefty," or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter".

Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions.

Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Who are some of the most famous lefties? Take a look at this list and find out.

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 57
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 54
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Bela Fleck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)
Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Benn Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 40
Bet Bowen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Bet Bowen
Betty Grable is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 57 (1916-1973)
Bill Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 56
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 72
Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 85
Bill Staines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 72
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 66
Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 51
Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Blake Schwarzenbach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Bob Charles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 82
Bob Geldof is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 67
Bob Kipper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 54
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 70
Bobby Douglass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Bobby Pacquiao is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)