YouGov released a list of World’s Most Admired People based on a survey. The people to feature on this list were chosen from across 35 countries on the basis of polls and questionnaires distributed over the internet. The list names 20 male and 20 female personalities from all around the globe.
Surprisingly, only one male actor has made it to the list from India and that is the megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
On the other hand, three female Indian actors have secured their place in the list, and they are Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. All the four actors have featured on the list for the first time.
The list is topped by Bill Gates among men and Angelina Jolie among women. Both of them have topped the list every year consecutively since 2015 when separate male and female categories were introduced.
Amitabh Bachchan features on the ninth spot amongst the men, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi occupies the spot above him. Deepika is the ninth most admired female in the world, followed by Priyanka in the tenth place, and Aishwarya in the eleventh place. The trio has secured their spot above Wonder Woman Gal Gadot.
YouGov stated on its website, “Entertainers dominate the female top twenty, with 14 of the most admired women being actresses, singers or TV presenters. By contrast, the list of most admired men contains more people from political, business and sporting backgrounds.”>