According to an annual study compiled by YouGov, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Prime Minister Imran Khan are in the list of top 20 in the World’s Most Admired People of 2019.
The list includes men and women selected through online interviews involving more than 37,000 people from 35 countries. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Michelle Obama took first place on the coveted list.
Former US president Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan and Chinese president Xi Jinping followed Gates in the top 20 men while, on the women’s list, Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie secured second and third place, respectively.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is also on the list amongst other politicians including US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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 includs Elon Musk, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Warren Buffet and Bollywood actor Salman Khan to name a few.
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