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The Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and Tech pioneer Bill Gates have topped the World’s Most Admired People’s list for 2018 which was prepared by YouGov – which compiles the results from the data that is collected from over 35 countries and 37,000 people.

In the global list, Pakistan’s newly Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan has gained the 20th position in the men’s list while the Nobel Peace Prize winner Ms. Malala Yousafzai gained the 7th most admired women in the world.

The organization has successfully published the overall list of the most admired people from around the world as well as the countries that are participating in the survey separately.

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YouGov’s panelists across the 35 countries were asked this question:

“Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?”

Based on the answers, a list of over 20 men and 20 women were made – only those who were nominated in 4 or more countries were included in the list – with an additional 10 famous local personalities for country-wise rankings.

The polling was conducting online wherein two of the questions were asked:

  1. Who do you truly admire? (Multiple answers accepted)

  2. Who do you MOST admire? (Only one answer)

These numbers were used to compile the admiration percentage for each of the personality listed in the list.

Top 10 Admired Men and Women in the Word:

Rank Men Women
1 Bill Gates Angelina Jolie
2 Barack Obama Machelle Obama
3 Jackie Chan Oprah Winfrey
4 Xi Jinping Queen Elizabeth II
5 Jack Ma Hillary Clinton
6 Vladimir Putin Emma Watson
7 Dalai Lama Malala Yousafzai
8 Narendra Modi Angela Merkel
9 Amitabh Bachchan Taylor Swift
10 Cristiano Ronaldo Madonna


Top 10 Most Admired Personalities in Pakistan:

Pakistan’s list that includes most of the well known Pakistani personalities, both male and female, with Maulana Tariq Jameel and Bilquis Edhi topping the respective lists.

Rank Men Admiration Score (%) Women Admiration Score (%)
1 Tariq Jameel 17.60 Bilquis Edhi 22.10
2 Raheel Sharif 13.70 Aafia Siddiqui 10.80
3 Imran Khan 12.80 Angelina Jolie 6.70
4 Bill Gates 7.70 Farhat Hashmi 5.60
5 Pervez Musharraf 5.10 Muniba Mazari 4.90
6 Shahid Afridi 4.20 Malala Yousafzai 4.00
7 Aamir Khan 3.80 Hillary Clinton 3.50
8 Recep Tayyip Erdogan 3.40 Queen Elizabeth II 3.30
9 Justin Trudeau 3.10 Mahira Khan 3.30
10 Nawaz Sharif 2.60 Maryam Nawaz 3.20

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