Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Obamas ‘World’s Most Admired People 2018’

Kiran Bedi tops in India with a 10.10 per cent admiration score

Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth and Hillary Clinton have been ranked topnotch among the World’s most admired list of 2018 (Women) while Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Xi Jinpeng and Jack Ma top the men’s list. Interestingly the Obamas both feature at 2nd spot in both lists!

Among Indians, Aishwarya Rai BachchanPriyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are among the Most Admired Women in India in 2018, according to an annual study compiled by YouGov. All three Bollywood beauties have been seen as power icons worldwide and have also carved out a niche for themselves in their respective fields. While Aishwarya was placed at the 11th spot, Chopra and Padukone followed close behind on the subsequent 12th and 13th numbers.

For the study, YouGov covered the views of people in 35 countries – the most ever – and interviewed more than 37,000 people.

In a list heavily peppered with political influencers and entrepreneurs, these beauties have made the cut in the female list. Other Indians to be featured are Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan in the 8th and 9th position (in the men’s list) respectively.

YouGov split their data into local categories, allowing one to see which faces were most popular in their country, and in India Kiran Bedi topped with a 10.10 per cent admiration score. She was followed by Lata Mangeshkar and PV Sindhu. The men’s section included names like Modi, MS Dhoni and Barack Obama.

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