Oprah and the Obamas top list of most-admired people globally

Oprah and the Obamas top list of most-admired people globally

- Michelle Obama and Bill Gates have emerged as the world's most-admired people

- Gates came in first place for the men with President Barack Obama coming in second

- The former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama came in first place for the women with Oprah Winfrey coming in second

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YouGov has released the global list of an international poll for the most-admired men and women in the world. The result of the international poll had the usual suspects as the most-admired people in the world.

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth were all on the list for both male and female admired people in the world. In a turn of events, Angelina Jolie, who always emerged as the first for women, came in third this year.

The poll was said to have been conducted after an interview with 42,000 people in 41 different countries.

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Bill Gates and Michelle Obama

Bill Gates, Michelle, Barack Obama, Emma Watson, and Oprah top global list of most admired people in the world Source: Bill Gates, Michelle, Barack Obama, Emma Watson
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YouGov's ranking comprises politicians, entertainers, sports professionals, royalty, businessmen and women.

This year, the former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama, topped the list for the women's category followed by Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth II and Emma Watson.

Most Admired Women in the World

  1. Michelle Obama
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Angelina Jolie
  4. Queen Elizabeth II
  5. Emma Watson​
  6. Malala Yousafzai​
  7. Peng Liyuan
  8. Hillary Clinton
  9. Tu Youyou
  10. Taylor Swift
  11. Madonna
  12. Angela Merkel​
  13. Deepika Padukone​
  14. Priyanka Chopra
  15. Ellen Degeneres​
  16. Aishwarya Rai​
  17. Sushmita Sen
  18. Theresa May​
  19. Melania Trump
  20. Yang Mi

The men's category had Bill Gates leading the pack followed by former president Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Xi Jinping, and Jack Ma. Football stars, Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, were also on the list.

Most Admired Men in the World

  1. Bill Gates
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Jackie Chan
  4. Xi Jinping
  5. Jack Ma​
  6. Narendra Modi
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo
  8. Dalai Lama
  9. Lionel Messi
  10. Vladimir Putin
  11. Warren Buffett
  12. Amitabh Bachchan​
  13. Elon Musk
  14. Donald Trump
  15. Pope Francis​
  16. Shahrukh Khan​
  17. Imran Khan
  18. Salman Khan​
  19. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  20. Andy Lau​

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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