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Michelle Obama is Again the World’s Most Admired Woman, Guess Where Melania Ranks?
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the most admired woman in the world once again, according to a new poll.
Obama clearly led the pack on a survey released Thursday by market research firm YouGov.
Obama came out ahead of an array of high-profile women, besting Oprah Winfrey who came in second, actress Angelina Jolie, who came in third, and Queen Elizabeth II, who came in fourth on the list.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the eighth place spot, ahead of Taylor Swift, Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres.
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First lady Melania Trump came in at number 19.
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was named the most admired man on the planet, with former President Obama right behind him in the runner-up slot. Action movie star Jackie Chan, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Alibaba founder Jack Ma ranked third through fifth in the survey, respectively.
Donald Trump landed in 14th place, while Russian President Vladimir Putin was the 10th most admired man, according to those surveyed.
Worlds Most Admired 2019. Our annual series, conducted this year in 41 countries, finds the most admired figures are:
1. Michelle Obama (+1)
2. Oprah Winfrey (+1)
3. Angelina Jolie (-2)
— YouGov (@YouGov) July 18, 2019
It was better news for the Trumps in a separate YouGov survey of America’s most admired people. The current commander in chief came in second place, right behind the 44th president. Melania Trump ranked third in the women’s category, behind Michelle Obama and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Three of the Democratic presidential contenders also make it onto America’s Most Admired list: Joe Biden is the 6th most admired man in the US, followed by Bernie Sanders in the 7th spot. Elizabeth Warren also made the list, as the 13th most admired woman in the country.