(Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News) To some American liberals, she's the "Forever First Lady", but across the world, Michelle Obama is the "most admired".
Current first lady Melania Trump also made the list and is ranked 19th. Mrs. Obama retained her crown on both.
More than 42,000 people were interviewed across 41 countries to compile the list. Former US president Barack Obama comes in second, and the third to fifth places are all occupied by Chinese figures: actor Jackie Chan in third, president Xi Jinping in fourth and businessman Jack Ma in fifth. Jolie fell to third while Queen Elizabeth II, who past year became an in-law to Meghan Markle, was fourth on the list. According to the list the Legend cricketer and now the Prime Minister of Pakistan is ranked 17th amongst the list of figures that are admired and looked up to in the male category. This means two Black women top the global list of most admired women.
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He was a very important player, he made decisions for the team, he played a lot. The desire to have him to be with us is always there".
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On the YouGov list, a large number of women featured are from the entertainment industry with appearances by Madonna, Taylor Swift, Priyanka Chopra and Ellen DeGeneres. In sixth place was Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who was voted more admirable than Prince Charles and the Pope.
First Ladies are found around the YouGov list this year.
Michelle Obama, Dame Judi Dench, Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai made up the top five.