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Malala, Imran among world’s most admired people in 2018
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Malala, Imran among world’s most admired people in 2018

Pakistani Nobel Laureate and education activist Malala Yousufzai and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan are among the world’s most admired people, according to an annual study compiled by YouGov.

Malala is the seventh most admired woman while Imran was listed on number 20 among the most admired men in the world.

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.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie landed on top of the coveted list.

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.

Malala, Imran among world’s most admired people in 2018
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Bollywood actors such as Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were among those featured. Emma Watson and Gal Gadot and singers Taylor Swift and Madonna, were also in top 20.

The male list was full of men from different political, business and sporting backgrounds. It included Elon Musk, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Warren Buffet and David Beckham.

Indian PM Narendra Modi was amongst other politicians featured, as were US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Erdogan.