Theresa May makes world’s most admired list for the first time: but who else is on the list?

Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie have once again topped YouGov’s most admired people in the world poll.

US President Donald Trump made the list too, but way behind his predecessor Barack Obama, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

UK PM Theresa May has made the most admired women list for the first time, though behind other politicians Hillary Clinton  and Angela Merkel, as well as Her Majesty The Queen who is in fourth place, just behind Oprah Winfrey:

Most admired men Most admired women
1. Bill Gates 1. Angelina Jolie
2. Barack Obama 2. Michelle Obama
3. Jackie Chan 3. Oprah Winfrey
4. Xi Jinping 4. Queen Elizabeth II
5. Jack Ma 5. Hillary Clinton
6. Vladimir Putin 6. Emma Watson
7. Dalai Lama 7. Malala Yousafzai
8. Narendra Modi 8. Angela Merkel
9. Amitabh Bachchan 9. Taylor Swift
10. Cristiano Ronaldo 10. Madonna
11. Lionel Messi 11. Aishwarya Rai
12. Warren Buffett 12. Priyanka Chopra
13. David Beckham 13. Deepika Padukone
14. Elon Musk 14. Gal Gadot
15. Michael Jordan 15. Theresa May
16. Pope Francis 16. Liu Yifei
17. Donald Trump 17. Yang Mi
18. Andy Lau 18. Fan Bingbing
19. Recep Tayyip Erdogan 19. Zhao Wei
20. Imran Khan 20. Elizabeth Warren

YouGov interviewed 37,000 people in 35 countries for their biggest annual World’s Most Admired poll ever.

For UK respondents, broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough topped the most admired men list and the Queen was the most admired woman.

And sadly for Theresa May, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got 4.9% of the vote, more than double the Conservative leader’s 2.3%.

David Attenborough 16.60% Queen Elizabeth II 19.60%
Barack Obama 12.30% Michelle Obama 10.30%
Stephen Hawking 9.20% Judi Dench 7.10%
Prince Harry 5.30% J K Rowling 6.40%
Jeremy Corbyn 4.90% Malala Yousafzai 5.70%
Bill Gates 4.60% Joanna Lumley 5.50%
Prince William 4.20% Angela Merkel 3.60%
Dalai Lama 4.10% Oprah Winfrey 3.30%
Prince Philip 3.10% Kate Middleton 3.20%
Jacob Rees Mogg 3.00% Nicola Sturgeon 2.50%
Pope Francis 2.80% Theresa May 2.30%
Nigel Farage 2.70% Caroline Lucas 2.20%
Elon Musk 2.50% Emma Watson 2.20%
Richard Branson 2.40% Angelina Jolie 2.00%
David Beckham 2.10% Hillary Clinton 1.90%
Donald Trump 1.30% Gina Miller 1.70%
Boris Johnson 1.20% Karen Brady 1.60%
Jackie Chan 1.20% Beyoncé 1.30%
Lionel Messi 1.00% Gal Gadot 0.80%
Warren Buffett 0.90% Emily Thornberry 0.80%
Cristiano Ronaldo 0.90% Madonna 0.70%
Vladimir Putin 0.80% Elizabeth Warren 0.60%
Michael Jordan 0.50% Taylor Swift 0.40%
Imran Khan 0.30% Priyanka Chopra 0.30%
Narendra Modi 0.20% Aishwarya Rai 0.20%
Xi Jinping 0.10% Fan Bingbing 0.10%
Recep Tayyip Erdogan 0.10% Zhao Wei 0.10%
Jack Ma 0.10% Deepika Padukone 0.10%
Amitabh Bachchan 0.10% Yang Mi 0.00%
Andy Lau 0.00% Liu Yifei 0.00%

 

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