Malala, Imran Khan among World’s Most Admired people of 2018

Malala Yousafzai and Imran Khan make it to the World’s Most Admired People of 2018

Malala Yousafzai and Imran Khan have made it to a list of the World’s Most Admired People of 2018.

The Nobel Prize laureate and PTI chairman made it to top 20 of the men and women lists, according to an annual study compiled by YouGov.

The list features a total of 40 people: 20 men and 20 women, chosen as a result of online interviews with more than 37,000 people in 35 countries.

Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie topped the world’s most admired people list. The Microsoft founder and Hollywood actor-turned-humanitarian have topped the list every year since 2015.

Former US president Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan and Chinese president Xi Jinping follow Gates in the top 20 men. Meanwhile, on the women’s list, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey secured the second and third place respectively.

The most admirable women list mostly featured women from the entertainment industry with 14 of them being actresses, singers or TV presenters. Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were also on the list along with Emma Watson, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Liu Yifei and Gal Gadot from Hollywood.

In contrast, the male list featured men from political, business and sporting backgrounds. It included Elon Musk, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Warren Buffet and David Beckham.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among politicians featured as were US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

Check out the full list here:

World’s Most Admired People of 2018.


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