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Revealed: The World’s 20 Most Admired People (20 Men and 20 Women), 2018

The Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actor-turned-humanitarian Angelina Jolie are the world’s most admired people, according to a YouGov study. The 2018 list features 20 men and 20 women, all of whom are chosen as a result of online interviews with more than 37,000 people in 35 countries.

Following on from Angelina Jolie in the female list is Michelle Obama, with 8 percent share of admiration, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, and Xi Jinping follow on from Bill Gates in the male list. The majority of women featured hail from the entertainment industry, with Taylor Swift, Madonna, Priyanka Chopra, Liu Yifei and Gal Gadot all making an appearance.

These are the 20 most admired men in the world for 2018

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

These are the 20 most admired women in the world for 2018

  1. Angelina Jolie
  2. Michelle Obama
  3. Oprah Winfrey
  4. Queen Elizabeth II
  5. Hillary Clinton
  6. Emma Watson
  7. Malala Yousafzai
  8. Angela Merkel
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Madonna
  11. Aishwarya Rai
  12. Priyanka Chopra
  13. Deepika Padukone
  14. Gal Gadot
  15. Theresa May
  16. Liu Yifei
  17. Yang Mi
  18. Fan Bingbing
  19. Zhao Wei
  20. Elizabeth Warren

Data has also been split into local categories, allowing users to see which figures proved most popular in their country.

In the US, the most admired man is Barack Obama, with an admiration score of 24 per cent, whereas the most admired woman is Michelle Obama, with a score of 13.20 per cent.

Other notable figures to appear in the US’s most admired list include Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Elon Musk, Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Melania Trump.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.