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Famous Left Handed People

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Updated June 14, 2019 64.2k views 504 items

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 from Washington, D.C.
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 64 from Washington, D.C.
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 from Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, New Orleans
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 from Kirkland Lake, Canada
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 69 (1923-1992) from Mississippi, Sunflower County, Indianola, United States of America, United States, with Territories
Albrecht Dürer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 57 (1471-1528) from Nuremberg, Germany
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 33 (355 BC-322 BC) from Pella, Greece
Ali Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 60 from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Allen Ludden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 64 (1917-1981) from Mineral Point, Wisconsin, United States of America
Allie Sherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 96 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Amitabh Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 76 from Allahabad, India
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
Age 56 from USA, Westfield, New Jersey
Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 44 from Garforth, United Kingdom
Andy Varipapa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Andy Varipapa Dec. at 93 (1891-1984) from Italy
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 43 from Los Angeles, USA, California
Anne Meara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 89 from New York City, USA, New York
Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 68 (1931-1999) from London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Anthony Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 60 (1932-1992) from New York City, USA, New York
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) from São Paulo, Brazil
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Dec. at 53 (1895-1948) from Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Babyface is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Left Handed People
Age 59 from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America