Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates and actress cum humanitarian, Angelina Jolie have been named the Most Admired man and woman in the world in a YouGov survey.
Gates and Jolie have topped the poll in each of the annual surveys, since the study introduced separate rankings for the sexes in 2015.
Both beat out several influential leaders and personalities including Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and even the Dalai Llama. The list features 20 men and 20 women whom were selected after 37,000 people were polled in 35 countries cutting across entertainers, humanitarian work, businessmen, sports personalities and politicians.
Falling closely behind Gates for ‘most admired man’ are former US President Barack Obama, actor and martial artist Jackie Chan, President of China, Xi Jingping and Chinese business magnate, Jack Ma.
Rounding out the top five for the women’s category are former US first lady, Michelle Obama, TV host Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
The study itself was conducted through online interviews. Survey participants were asked whether they admired the public personality, and then whether a certain figure was the person they appreciated the most.