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Imran Khan, Malala among World’s Most Admired people of 2019

Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man, but Angelina Jolie has now been replaced by Michelle Obama as the world’s most admired woman. Interestingly, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has topped the list every time YouGov has conducted the survey.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan and Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai have made it to the list of the World’s Most Admired People of 2019.

According to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to, PM Khan and Malala have secured a place in the top 20.

The YouGov’s website stated that this year’s study expanded to cover the views of people in 41 countries – the most ever – with more than 42,000 people were interviewed to compile the list. The list includes men and women, chosen as a result of online interviews.

The male list is filled with those from different political, business and sporting backgrounds. It includes Elon Musk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Warren Buffet.

Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man, but Angelina Jolie has now been replaced by Michelle Obama as the world’s most admired woman. Interestingly, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has topped the list every time YouGov has conducted the survey.

Reportedly, the whole top five men remain unchanged since last year. Former US president Barack Obama comes in second, and the third to fifth places are all occupied by Chinese figures: actor Jackie Chan in third, president Xi Jinping in fourth and businessman Jack Ma in fifth.

Only two new men – both Indian actors: Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan – have joined the top twenty this year.

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The top twenty most admired women list sees five new faces this year. Two are married to the world leaders: Melania Trump and Chinese singer Peng Liyuan, who is the wife of President Xi Jinping. They are joined by Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, Indian actress Sushmita Sen and US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were among those featured. Actor Emma Watson and singers Taylor Swift and Madonna are also part of the list.

The male list is filled with those from different political, business and sporting backgrounds. It includes Elon Musk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Warren Buffet.

Read more: Imran Khan and Malala Yousafzai: The “World’s Most Popular”

Indian PM Narendra Modi is also on the list amongst other politicians including US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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