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Famous Left Handed People

Bill Gates

Entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, investor and American business magnate. Co-founder of Microsoft. Currently the richest person in the world with a net worth of over 84.2 billion dollars.

LeBron James

Professional NBA Basketball Player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He writes with his left hand, but learned to shoot with his right hand.

Prince William

Second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles. He has been reported that he also wants his son George to be left-handed as well.

Henry Ford

Founder of the Ford Motor Company. He introduced the Model T that had the first steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle which every company copied. He sponsored the assembly line for mass production.

Helen Keller

She was the first blind and deaf person to earn a bachelor’s degree. She was a lecturer, political activist, and an American Author. Her determination and courage completely changed the way people think about disability.

Lewis Carroll

English writer famously known for his writing such as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and “Through the Looking-Glass”. Although he was naturally left-handed, he was forced to learn how to be right-handed and suffered some psychological trauma.

Bart Simpson

A fictional character in The Simpsons. A large number of characters in the Simpsons are left-handed because Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is left-handed.


A retired Brazilian football player. He is known as “The Black Pearl”, or “The King”. He was voted as the “World Player of the Century” by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

Wayne Gretzky

Former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He’s been called, “the greatest hockey player ever” by players, sportswriters, and the NHL. His jersey number (99) has been retired league-wide.

Larry Bird

Former NBA player, former head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he’s currently president of the Indiana Pacers. While he was naturally left-handed, he learned to shoot basketball with his right hand.

Manny Pacquiao

Famously known as a Filipino professional boxer with 11 major world titles, he’s currently serving as Senator of the Philippines. Aside from boxing and his current political career, he has participated in acting, business, music recording, and basketball.

Randy Johnson

A former pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nicknamed “The Big Unit”. He pitched left-handed, but batted right-handed. He is 6’10”, making him one of the tallest players in major league history. In Major League history, he is currently is the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game.

Tim Tebow

Professional NFL Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s currently pursuing a career in professional baseball with the New York Mets. He created a photo fad called “Tebowing” that involves kneeling on one knee putting an elbow on the knee and fist on the forehead. Similar to the Thinker’s pose.

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