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Top 10 most powerful left-handers

A recent article included a video that listed the most powerful left-handers in the world and also some interesting facts about being left-handed This was their list:

1. Barack Obama – US President
2. Bill Gates – founder of Microsoft
3. Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister of Israel
4. Oprah Winfrey – TV personality and media owner
5. Hugo Chavez – President of Venezuela
6. Michael Bloomberg – New York Mayor
7. Fidel Castro – President of Cuba (up to 2008)
8. Bill Clinton – past US President
9. David Cameron – UK Prime Minister
10. Felipe Calderon – President of Mexico

What do you think of this list? If you have any other left-handers you think have been missed out please add them as a comment below.

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92 comments on “Top 10 most powerful left-handers
  1. Julius Kanja says:

    Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta Kenyan President

  2. ananya says:

    I think this is not fair I know many right handed geniuses. and it is true whether you believe or not but there is proof that Einstein was right hander and picaso , van gogh , Michael faraday also.
    I think left handers are good at politics and sports but in science and in art right handers are better
    than lefties I think right handers are more creative and intelligent than lefties.

  3. Jack says:

    Ben Franklin, Mozart, and Pythagorus. These guys contributed a lot more than some of those politicians and”leaders.” And recently I read Albert Einstein was also lefty… made to write right-handed as a youngster.

  4. Lizz says:

    I just wanted to point out that most Egyptian Gods are painted or posed carrying the ‘Ankh’ (the symbol of being a God) in their left hand. They also stand with their left foot slightly infront of the right. According to research into Body Language by standing with the left side slightly forward the person facing you are more likely to be honest and truthful with you.

  5. supurna says:

    Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

  6. gillian says:

    Mahatma Ghandi
    Queen Elizabeth ll
    Napoleon Bonaparte [That’s why in most of Europe they drive on the right.]

  7. heather says:

    famous left-hander my daughter Amy the inspiration for the design of the swanneck pen,
    As parents we had firsthand knowledge of the effects it can have on the emotional and physical development of children when learning to write in school. so we designed a pen to solve and banishes awkward, smudged presentation and wrist pain .

  8. happy123 says:

    I am also left handed and am just like ordinary people.I prefer to be like this

  9. Davinci says:

    sakib al hasan cricketer of Bangladesh

  10. Davinci says:

    The place of Leonardo in history as an artist and even as a scientist is well known. Many of his inventions, such as the helicopter, were only on paper, however. His actual achievements and contributions to the technology of his time are less well known and somewhat problematical. On the one hand, it is said that none of his ideas were practical, while on the other, it is said that his improvements in canal locks have been imitated ever since.

  11. Kuceli Adetunji says:

    what about hitler? a movie i watched portrayed him lefthanded…

  12. Deborah says:

    The awesome Jimmy Hendrix is left handed

  13. Katrina says:

    I just finished doin a french speech on lefties and I talked about famous left handed people. Some wich I think should be on that list ex: Paul McCartney-guitarist, Ludvig Van Bethoven-musician albert Einstein-scientist and Leonado Da vinci

  14. Peter Thorne says:

    Jonny Wilkinson

  15. Mike says:

    Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are both lefties and influenced more people than B. Hussein O. or Bill Clinton.

  16. farzaneh from iran says:

    charlie chaplin, napoleon, romario, diego maradona

  17. farzaneh from iran says:

    charlie chaplin , napoleon

  18. farzaneh says:

    Romario and Diego Maradona are left handed

  19. sharyn from US says:

    Kemit the frog? Cool. I am hoping Spongebob Squarepants is a lefty.

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