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Ballot Ranks Barack And Michelle Obama As The World’s Most Admired Man And Girl


Former President Barack Obama and spouse Michelle are essentially the most admired man and lady on this planet, in accordance with ballot outcomes launched by YouGov on Friday.

Different distinguished folks excessive on the listing included Chinese language President Xi Jinping, who ranked third, the Dalai Lama, eighth, businessman and entrepreneur Elon Musk, ninth, Russian President Vladimir Putin, 12th, and President Donald Trump, 15th.

Rating second, third and fourth on the listing, respectively, had been actress and social activist Angelina Joie, Queen Elizabeth II and speak present host and creator Oprah Winfrey. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, got here in 13th, whereas first woman Melania Trump was 19th. Discuss present host Ellen DeGeneres positioned 20th ― a drop of 5 spots from her earlier rank in 2019, probably as a result of allegations that she has overseen of a poisonous work surroundings on her program. 

YouGov, a British market analysis and knowledge analytics firm that has partnered with PoliFonics up to now, has performed annual polls on the world’s most admired people since 2014. 

Since its inception, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Invoice Gates had persistently gained the highest spot for many admired man earlier than dropping to second place this yr.

Michelle Obama topped the listing of the world’s most admired lady in 2019 ― a title that Jolie had beforehand laid declare to. 



In response to YouGov’s evaluation of the outcomes, Barack Obama was notably extra admired than Trump in all international locations other than Russia. In that nation, which U.S. intelligence officers have persistently mentioned interfered in America’s 2016 election and is doing so once more, Trump was the 11th hottest man and Obama the 15th.

On the ladies’s listing, 12 of the highest 20 most admired girls are actors, singers or tv personalities. Nearly all of admired males, in distinction, are energetic in politics, enterprise or sports activities. 

YouGov’s discovering strictly throughout the U.S. discovered that Barack Obama once more ranked first amongst males, adopted by Trump, former President Jimmy Carter, actor Tom Hanks and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Michelle Obama held her primary spot amongst girls, comply with by the late Supreme Court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and Winfrey. 

Here are the most popular men and women within the U.S., according to the new poll.



Listed below are the most well-liked women and men throughout the U.S., in accordance with the brand new ballot.

YouGov polled throughout 42 international locations and territories and requested respondents: “Excited about folks alive on this planet at this time, which [man or woman] do you most admire?” 

A determine’s “admiration rating” was calculated by the respondents’ solutions to 2 questions ― whether or not they admired the individual in any respect or whether or not the person was the one they admired essentially the most.