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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.

Adrian Branch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 55
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Al Habrosky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Al Habrosky
Al McKay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 71
Alan Funt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Alan Funt
Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 72
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 69 (1923-1992)
Albrecht Dürer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 57 (1471-1528)
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)
Ali Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 60
Allen Ludden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 64 (1917-1981)
Allie Sherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Died at 92 (1923-2015)
Amitabh Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Andres Gomez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Andres Gomez
Andrew McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 44
Andy Varipapa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Andy Varipapa Dec. at 93 (1891-1984)
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Anne Meara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 89
Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 68 (1931-1999)
Anthony Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 60 (1932-1992)
August Piccard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Left Handed People
August Piccard
Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 53 (1895-1948)
Babyface is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Left Handed People
age 59