World’s Most Admired People 2018
Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie are the world’s most admired people, according to an annual study compiled by YouGov.
The Microsoft founder and actor-turned-humanitarian have topped the list every year since since 2015 when single cex categories were introduced.
The list features 20 men and 20 women, all of whom are chosen as a result of online interviews with more than 37,000 people in 35 countries.
Following on from Gates in the male list is Barack Obama, with a 9.7 per cent share of admiration, followed by Jackie Chan and Xi Jinping.
Meanwhile Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey follow on from Jolie in the female list.
The majority of women featured hail from the entertainment industry, with Taylor Swift, Madonna, Priyanka Chopra, Liu Yifei and Gal Gadot all making an appearance. However, notable political figures, such as Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel, also feature in the top 10.
The male list is predominantly occupied by those from business and sporting backgrounds and includes Elon Musk, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Warren Buffet and David Beckham.
Political figures also feature heavily; in addition to Obama, the list contains Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.