Both Barack and Michelle Obama have topped the list of the most admired men and women in the world this year. Barack is followed by Bill Gates and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping while Michelle is followed by Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth. Other appearances include Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The study conducted by YouGov (an internet-based market research and data analytics firm) surveyed more than 42,000 people in 38 countries and territories to compile the list.
Pakistani human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra have risen farthest in the ranks this year, climbing five places to 9th and 10th respectively. In Chopra’s case, this represents her best performance in the series so far.
Check out the full lists below.
List of World's Most Admired Women 2021
Queen Elizabeth II
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
List of World's Most Admired Men 2021
Shah Rukh Khan