A new YouGov poll shows Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama are the two most-admired people in the world.
The poll, which surveyed over 45,000 people across 42 countries, had the Obamas as clear favorites in winning over people’s admiration. For the most-admired man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates came in a close second, followed by President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and former actor Jackie Chan. For most-admired woman, actress Angelina Jolie came second, followed by Queen Elizabeth II of England, famed talk show host Oprah Winfrey and actress and artist Jennifer Lopez.
For the U.S., Obama was still the most-admired man, followed closely by current President Donald Trump, former President Jimmy Carter, actor Tom Hanks and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. For most-admired woman in the U.S., Ruth Bader Ginsburg was right behind Obama, followed by current First Lady Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and Oprah Winfrey.
Trump came in 15th place on the global admiration scale. According to YouGov, the current president trailed the former president in admiration for nearly every country measured except for one: Russia, where Trump ranked 11th and Obama ranked 15th.
In the battle between whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the greatest of all-time in the world’s most popular sport, Ronaldo came in 6th on the global admiration scale while Messi came in 11th.