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Malala beats Taylor Swift, Priyanka on world’s most admired women list

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been named among the world’s most admired women of 2018, according to a survey. She ranks at 7th in the list of 20 people.

A market research company YouGov, has published its latest findings on “the world’s most admired people” and has ranked several noted personalities based on opinions of 37,000 people from 35 countries.

Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie are once again the world’s most admired man and woman in YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to.

World ranking

World's most admired people list 2018

Tech pioneer and philanthropist Gates has topped the list every time YouGov has conducted the survey, while Jolie has also come first in each of the three surveys since 2015 when separate male and female categories were introduced.

Imran Khan also makes it to the list

Alongside Malala, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has also been named among the world’s most admired people. The survey ranks Khan, the chairman and founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, at 20th – last in the list.

Pakistan-specific ranking

Pakistan most admired people list 2018

Entertainers dominate the female top twenty, with 14 of the most admired women being actresses, singers or TV presenters (although some, like Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, are also notable for their humanitarian work). By contrast, the list of most admired men contains more people from political, business and sporting backgrounds, according to survey findings.

Former US presidential couple Barack and Michelle Obama occupy the two second place spots, representing a three-position rise for Michelle and no change for Barack. The 44th American president is 15 places higher than the man that replaced him – with Donald Trump going up one place since the last study. In fact, the last US president ranks higher than the incumbent in all countries surveyed bar one: Russia.




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