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Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates are the world's most admired people beating out Oprah and Obama

  • Jolie and Gates topped their respective female and male lists for the third year in a row
  • The survey, conducted by YouGov, features  20 men and 20 women, after polling  37,000 people in 35 countries
  • Following Gates are former US President Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan, President of china Xi Jingping and Chinese business magnate Jack Ma
  • After Jolie are former US first lady Michelle Obama, TV host Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • In the US, Barack and Michelle Obama topped the poll for most admired people
Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie have been named the most admired man and woman in the world.

Reveal The World’s 20 World's Most Admired People 2018 Full List (20 Men and 20 Women)

The tech mogul and the actress-turned-humanitarian have topped the list, compiled by YouGov -  a market research company based in London - since separate male and female categories were introduced in 2015.

Both beat out several influential leaders and personalities including both Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and even the Dalai Llama.

The list features 20 men and 20 women whom were selected after 37,000 people were polled in 35 countries.

Falling closely behind Gates for 'most admired man' are former US President Barack Obama, actor and martial artist Jackie Chan, President of China Xi Jingping and Chinese business magnate Jack Ma.

Rounding out the top five for the women's category are former US first lady Michelle Obama, TV host Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The list turned out a bit differently when focused on individual countries. In the US, Obama was named as the most admired man, followed by President Donald Trump and the late Reverend Billy Graham.

For women, the list looked mostly the same with Michelle Obama taking first place, Oprah coming in second and Queen Elizabeth taking third.


On the worldwide list, the majority of women featured are from the entertainment industry with appearances by Emma Watson, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Gal Gadot.

For the list of males, many are business moguls and sports stars including Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Michael Jordan and David Beckham.

YouGov also created a chart comparing how Obama and Trump rank in every country that was polled this year.

On the worldwide list, Trump places at 17 and Obama precedes him in every country except in Russia. (Daily Mail)

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