Malala, Imran Khan make it to the world’s most admired people list

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

Pakistan‘s Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and cricketer-turned-politician, PTI chairman Imran Khan have made it to top 20 of the men and women lists, according to an annual study compiled by YouGov.

The list includes 20 men and 20 women, chosen as a result of online interviews in which more than 37,000 people from 35 countries participated.

Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie topped the world’s most admired people list. The Microsoft founder and Hollywood actor-turned-humanitarian have been consecutively topping 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. Hollywood’s Emma Watson, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Liu Yifei and Gal Gadot were also on the list along with Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone/

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

This is the full list:

World’s Most Admired People of 2018.

Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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