Famous Left Handed People

Did you know that August 13 is the designated International Left-handers Day? Right-handed people might think that it’s cool being left-handed, but lefties know the real challenges of being different from what is the norm! With left-handers constituting just seven to ten percent of the world's population, they surely have a tough time in the predominantly right-handed world. But since lefties are perceived to be more creative, they are mostly able to face the challenges and carve a niche for themselves in their chosen career paths. It is hardly surprising that the left-handed Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci became the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Another genius of the contemporary times, Bill Gates, is also a leftie. Left-handers have made a mark for themselves in United States politics as well—several US presidents including George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are lefties. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous left-handed people.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Phil Collins
(Drummer & Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Genesis')

Phil Collins
45
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 
Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)

Isaac Hayes
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008

 3 

Aidan Gallagher
31
Birthdate: September 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 
Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister)

Benjamin Netanyahu
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 5 
James Anderson
(Cricketer)

James Anderson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

Cole Porter
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964
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 7 
Jean Paul Gaultier
(Fashion designer)

Jean Paul Gaultier
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcueil, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unity Village, Guyana

 9 
János Áder
(President of Hungary)

János Áder
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Csorna

 10 
Vida Blue
(Baseball player)

Vida Blue
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Louisiana, United States

 11 
Joe Nuxhall
(Baseball Player)

Joe Nuxhall
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 15, 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 

Mirai Yamamoto
0
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 
Angus King
(Actor)

Angus King
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)