Monday, February 2, 2015

The World's 20 Most Admired Men And Women

Hillary Clinton is not only America's most admired woman, but is the third most admired woman around the world


The two towering figures of Democratic Party politics are also the most admired man and woman in the United States. In a massive study conducted by YouGov in the United States and around the world, the American public have said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the most admired public figures alive today. Though Hillary has not officially declared her candidacy for the 2016 presidential elections, she is widely considered a favorite to follow Barack Obama into the White House. As this year's Most Admired survey shows, she enjoys widespread public esteem, both here and abroad.

Around the world Bill Gates is the most admired man, just beating Barack Obama into second place. Chinese President Xi Jinping comes in third, ahead of Jackie Chan, the most admired entertainer in the world. Angelina Jolie, actress and campaigner for global issues, is the most admired woman in the world, followed by the Pakistani schoolchild, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education campaigner Malala Yousafzai. Hillary Clinton comes in third.

Hillary Clinton appears in the top ten most admired women in ten of the countries polled, including India (4th), Nigeria (5th), France (8th) and Britain (9th). In addition to being America's most admired woman, she is the second most admired woman in China. Even in Russia the former American Secretary of State is the 15th most admired woman. As former American Secretary of State she arguably had a greater global profile than any other American politician except Barack Obama, though John Kerry is absent from the list of most admired people, either in the US or internationally. 

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