Being left-handed is often considered by some people as being abnormal. Some parents have gone to some dangerous extent to “correct” their left-handed children. Studies have shown that around 10 per cent of the human population is left-handed. This means most things have been designed for right-handed people, leaving the lefties to fend for themselves. It is not always easy to be a leftie in a right-handed world.
So, is it a crime to be left-handed? Nope, some of your favourite celebrities are left-handed. This tells you that being left-handed does not have to stand in the way of anyone’s success.
Therefore, below are the top 10 celebrities that are left-handed.
Top 10 celebrities that are left-handed
10. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is one of the greatest singers of all time. She is the golden voice behind mega-hit songs like “My Heart Will Go On”, “The Power of Love”, “Because You Loved Me”, and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”
Whenever she is on stage belting out her songs, one cannot help noticing that she always holds the microphone with her left hand.
9. Spike Lee
The Hollywood director and producer is a game changer for blacks in the American entertainment scene. Spike Lee has numerous successful box office movies and shows to his credit. Movies like She’s Gotta Have It, Jungle Fever, 1992’s Malcolm X and BlacKkKlansman have put his name in the book of immortals in the American movie and entertainment industry.
However, whenever he writes his signature for an autograph, many have noted that he does so with his left hand, which means he is a leftie.
8. Cardi B
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, popularly known as Cardi B, raps like no one else. She was also born during a full moon in 1992.
However, that is not the only thing special about the “Bodak Black” rapper. She is left-handed as she has been severally captured in photos and videos writing with her left hand when she signs autographs for fans.
7. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is not just a hunk; he is a left-handed one. The Australian actor is not only known for carving out his enemies in The X-Men or singing and dancing in musicals. Pay attention to his performances, and you will notice he favours his left hand.
Yes, he also writes with his left hand too.
6. Lady Gaga
When Lady Gaga sang “I Was Born This Way”, she was probably talking about the fact that she was left-handed. However, the American singer and actress uses her right hand when she plays the guitar. But it does not disguise the fact that whenever she writes or applies make-up, she glaringly does so with her left hand.
6. Keanu Reeves
Our “John Wick” may be the baba yaga to his enemies in the movie, but he is an adorable leftie in real life. Another thing to note about the seemingly ageless actor is that he is pretty efficient with his right hand too. Like Lady Gaga, reeves plays the bass guitar with his right hand.
No wonder Keanu Reeves could cut through hundreds of enemies like no man’s business as “John Wick” in the film.
5. Angelina Jolie
E shock you, abi? Our action movie goddess and Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actress is a leftie. All you have to do to find out is just request for an autograph.
If you are not starstruck by then, you will notice the beautiful Angelina Jolie scribbling with her left hand.
4. Bill Gates
The once richest man in the world has made it clear that left-handed people are very special.
“There’s a little bit of higher variance of talent, high and low, for left-handers. But it’s never been explained,” said the Microsoft founder, according to The Economic Times.
He may be right, considering that some of the world’s most innovative individuals like Amar Bose, the founder of Bose; Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook; and the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, are left-handed.
3. Julia Roberts
“America’s Sweetheart”, Julia Roberts, is unapologetically left-handed. From eating, waving and writing to just plainly gesticulating in her movies, the “Pretty Woman” star has shown that being a leftie is a win for those blessed with the trait.
3. Barack Obama
When Barack Obama signed his first executive order as president of the United States on January 20, 2009, he joked, “That’s right, I’m a lefty. Get used to it.”
Well, we have gotten used to seeing him sign documents in photos and videos. After all, he is not the only leftie who was elected into the White House. James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush were American presidents who were left-handed.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey may be known for running one of the most successful media empires in the world. She is also known for something else – a leftie. The media mogul spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking delicious foods, such as Challah French toast, sweet potatoes gratin and cranberry sauce.
A closer look at the photos and videos of her cooking will show her always using her left hand. She also writes with her left hand.
1. Prince William
On May 20, 2021, Prince William got tongues wagging after photos of him taking a COVID-19 vaccine in his right arm circulated in the media. Normally, people opt to take the vaccine on the less dominant hand in case of any side effects that may impact the vaccinated hand. However, it turned out that those who were close to the then Duke of Cambridge and the royal family had known that the future king of England was left-handed.
Prince William has also been pictured signing documents with his left hand on various occasions. He had even reportedly joked about being a leftie, saying lefties are smarter than their right-handed counterparts. Meanwhile, the English royal family has a long list of lefties, including Queen Victoria, King George VI, the Queen Mother, Prince George (Williams’ first son) and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
Addendum: Kashim Shettima, the Vice President of Nigeria, has also thrilled Nigerians with his elegant left-handed writing output.
Being left-handed does not make you abnormal. Some of the most notable individuals in the world are left-handed. So, if your ignorant village relative tries to mock you for your unique qualities, remind them that you are not handicapped but special and wonderfully gifted.