YouGov, British International internet-based market research and data analytics firm, has issued a list of most admired personalities from across the world. Each year, YouGov conducts a poll asking people from all over the world, who they admire. Spanning 41 countries, website visitors answer the question from March to June and then the polling giant formulates the result. The people who make it to the list are very diverse as the polling is worldwide.
According to this year’s annual study, Bill Gates topped the list in men’s category and Michelle Obama in women’s category, replacing Angelina Jolie. The organization also issues a country-wise ranking of the personalities and PM Narendra Modi topped the list, globally falling in the sixth position. Along with him, two new Indian faces also made it to the list: Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. In women’s category Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai are on the list. Actress and former beauty queen Sushmita Sen also made it to the list this year.
Worlds Most Admired 2019. Our annual series, conducted this year in 41 countries, finds the most admired figures are:
1. Michelle Obama (+1)
2. Oprah Winfrey (+1)
3. Angelina Jolie (-2)
— YouGov (@YouGov) July 18, 2019
Sushmita Sen took it to her Instagram handle, writing, “What an honour!!!”, to thank people across the globe.
Many politicians congratulated PM Modi for being on the list and appreciated his works for getting world recognition.
PM @NarendraModi ji is the most admired Indian, as per a study carried out by a UK based firm.
Proud to be led by such a visionary and dynamic leader who is recognised all over the world for his inimitable and unparalleled leadership.https://t.co/Cu5ngDPce9
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 18, 2019
PM Shri @narendramodi named world’s most-admired Indian. He is the only Indian Politician in the list.
This is the reflection of faith of people for him around the globe. His hardwork and dedication is inspiration for all of us.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) July 18, 2019