Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie have been named the most admired man and woman in the world.
The tech mogul and the actress-turned-humanitarian have topped the list, compiled by YouGov – a market research company based in London – since separate male and female categories were introduced in 2015.
Both beat out several influential leaders and personalities including both Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and even the Dalai Llama.
The list features 20 men and 20 women whom were selected after 37,000 people were polled in 35 countries.
Bill Gates (right) and Angelina Jolie (left) have been named the most admired man and woman in the world in a survey compiled by YouGov, a market research company based in London
The list features 20 men and 20 women whom were selected after 37,000 people were polled in 35 countries
Falling closely behind Gates for ‘most admired man’ are former US President Barack Obama, actor and martial artist Jackie Chan, President of China Xi Jingping and Chinese business magnate Jack Ma.
Rounding out the top five for the women’s category are former US first lady Michelle Obama, TV host Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The list turned out a bit differently when focused on individual countries. In the US, Obama was named as the most admired man, followed by President Donald Trump and the late Reverend Billy Graham.
For women, the list looked mostly the same with Michelle Obama taking first place, Oprah coming in second and Queen Elizabeth taking third.
The list turned out a bit differently when focused on individual countries. In the US, Obama was named as the most admired man with Michelle Obama taking first place for women (Pictured, Barack and Michelle Obama stand beside their portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)
YouGov also created a chart comparing how Obama and Trump rank in every country that was polled this year
On the worldwide list, the majority of women featured are from the entertainment industry with appearances by Emma Watson, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Gal Gadot.
For the list of males, many are business moguls and sports stars including Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Michael Jordan and David Beckham.
YouGov also created a chart comparing how Obama and Trump rank in every country that was polled this year.
On the worldwide list, Trump places at 17 and Obama precedes him in every country except in Russia.
TOP 10 MOST ADMIRED MEN IN THE US
1. Barack Obama – 24%
2. Donald Trump – 10.7%
3. Billy Graham – 7.7%
4. Pope Francis – 6.2%
5. Bill Gates – 5%
6. Dwayne Johnson – 4.6%
7. Clint Eastwood – 4.5%
8. Bernie Sanders – 2.9%
9. Dalai Lama – 2.9%
10. Elon Musk – 2.8%
TOP 10 MOST ADMIRED WOMEN IN THE US
1. Michelle Obama – 13.2%
2. Oprah Winfrey – 6.9%
3. Queen Elizabeth II – 5.8%
4. Hillary Clinton – 5.7%
5. Ellen DeGeneres – 5.2%
6. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 5%
7. Condoleezza Rice – 4.4%
8. Malala Yousafzai – 3.6%
9= Sarah Huckabee Sanders – 3.6%
9= Melania Trump – 3.6%