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From Bill Clinton to Julius Caesar, here are 12 world leaders who were left-handed

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    August 13 is International Lefthanders Day.
  
  
    Just 10% of people in the world are left-handed, though
    many of them occupy high offices.
  
  
    Scroll down to see 11 left-handed world leaders - from
    Benjamin Netanyahu to Barack Obama to Simon Bolivar, the
    military general who liberated South America.
  
  
    
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  Though left-handers make up just 10% of the world, many of them
  have very important jobs.

  A
  surprising number of US presidents, in particular, are
  left-handers - George HW Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Barack
  Obama are just three of the lefties to have occupied the Oval
  Office.

  According to some research, lefties may be more creative, be
  better at "divergent
  thinking" - generating new ideas based on existing
  information - and 
  face challenges better.

  
    Read more:
    
  Scientists say left-handed people may be smarter in one key
  way
  

  Scroll down to see 11 of the world's left-handed leaders.

  • August 13 is International Lefthanders Day.
  • Just 10% of people in the world are left-handed, though many of them occupy high offices.
  • Scroll down to see 11 left-handed world leaders - from Benjamin Netanyahu to Barack Obama to Simon Bolivar, the military general who liberated South America.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Though left-handers make up just 10% of the world, many of them have very important jobs.

A surprising number of US presidents, in particular, are left-handers - George HW Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama are just three of the lefties to have occupied the Oval Office.

According to some research, lefties may be more creative, be better at "divergent thinking" - generating new ideas based on existing information - and face challenges better.

Read more: Scientists say left-handed people may be smarter in one key way

Scroll down to see 11 of the world's left-handed leaders.

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