Who are the most admired people on Planet Earth?
That’s what global public opinion and data firm YouGov set to find out, and has released its 2019 findings for the world’s most admired people after interviewing more than 42,000 respondents in 41 different countries.
Bill Gates, who was dubbed last year’s most admired man, continues to hold the title, but last year’s most admired woman, Angelina Jolie, has been supplanted by Michelle Obama, with the former First Lady now taking the honour.
According to YouGov, the top five men remain unchanged since last year. Former US president Barack Obama comes in second, and the third to fifth places are all Chinese personalties: actor Jackie Chan in third, president Xi Jinping in fourth and businessman Jack Ma in fifth.
Following Obama, Oprah Winfrey takes second place in the women’s category, followed by Angelina Jolie (dropping to third place this year), the Queen in fourth place and “Harry Potter” alum Emma Watson placing fifth.