According to an annual study compiled by YouGov, world's youngest Nobel Prize Laureate Malala ranks 7th among world's most admired people list for women. Gates has always won the top spot every time such a survey has been conducted. Former President Barack Obama was ranked the number one most admired man in the United States, with 24 percent of the votes. The list also has the names of Queen Elizabeth II, and Oprah Winfrey, who has taken the third position.
This year, three Indian actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone found a place for themselves in the list of top 20 most admired women in the world. Emma Watson and Gal Gadot and singers Taylor Swift and Madonna, were also in top 20.
By contrast, the list of most admired men contains more people from political, business and sporting backgrounds. Also ahead of Trump are Warren Buffett, David Beckham, Elon Musk, Michael Jordan and Pope Francis.
Significantly, the men's list sees quite a few renowned politicians apart from the sportspersons and actors - Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, Imran Khan, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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Have something to add to the story? In fact, the last U.S. president ranks higher than the incumbent in all countries surveyed bar one: Russian Federation.
In December YouGov gathered open-ended nominations from panellists across 35 countries, asking them simply: "Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?"
On the YouGov list of 20 most admired men in the United States, Obama comes in first, Trump second. The survey by the website has been conducted since 2015.
The company said that the questions it used to come up with its rankings included "Who do you truly admire" and "Who do you most admire?"