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 Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Eminem

Eminem.
9
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein.
15
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died: April 18, 1955
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga.
21
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 6 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie.
27
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 7 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962
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 8 Judy Garland

Judy Garland.
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 22, 1969
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 9 Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Honolulu
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci.
7
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchiano, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney.
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 13 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain .
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Famous As: Emperor of the French
Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio
Died: May 5, 1821

 16 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey.
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Famous As: Media proprietor
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin.
6
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London
Died: December 25, 1977
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 19 Marie Curie

Marie Curie.
9
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1934
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 20 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix.
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 18, 1970

 21 Helen Keller

Helen Keller.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968

 22 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist
Birthdate: December 16, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: March 26, 1827

 24 Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona.
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: October 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina
Died: November 25, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 25 Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone.
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Demi Moore

Demi Moore.
2
Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: November 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 27 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong.
4
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

 28 Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 29 Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Charles Robert Redford Jr..
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 Phil Collins

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

 31 Michelangelo

Michelangelo.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 6, 1475
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564

 32 Tim Allen

Tim Allen.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 Prince William

Prince William.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: The Duke of Cambridge
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

 34 Mark Twain

Mark Twain Image.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, United States
Died: April 21, 1910
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 35 Tina Fey

Tina Fey.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 36 Cary Grant

Cary Grant.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom
Died: November 29, 1986
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 33rd President of the United States
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26, 1972
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 39 Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 40 Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 6, 1412
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Domrémy, Duchy of Bar, Kingdom of France, France
Died: May 30, 1431

 41 Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas
Died: August 8, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Henry Ford

Henry Ford.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Michigan, United States
Died: April 7, 1947

 44 H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent
Died: August 13, 1946

 45 Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich.
2
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 46 Matt Groening

Matt Groening.
0
Famous As: Cartoonist, Animator
Birthdate: February 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin.
2
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: American engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 Aidan Gallagher

Aidan Gallagher.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 49 Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova.
1
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Former Tennis Champion
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 John McEnroe

John McEnroe.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former US Tennis Star
Birthdate: February 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, West Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)