Here are World's most admired people of 2021 as per YouGov

Jan 10, 2022

By: Karuna Sharma

1. Barack Obama

Barack Obama retains his position as world’s most admired man in YouGov’s international survey this year, having wrested the position from long-time incumbent Bill Gates last year.

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2. Bill Gates

Business tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates grabbed the second spot

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3. Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping retained the third spot

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4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, with his best showing to date, occupied the fourth spot

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5. Jackie Chan

Actor, Director and Martial Artist Jackie Chan was the fifth most admired person in the world

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6. Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk climbed 3 ranks and grabbed the sixth spot

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7. Lionel Messi

Among the men, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has seen the greatest increase since last time, climbing four places from 11th to 7th – his highest rank to date

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8. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi grabbed the 8th spot in the list

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9. Vladimir Putin

The current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin ranked 9th in the list

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10. Jack Ma

Co-founder and former executive chairperson of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma grabbed the 10th spot

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11. Warren Buffet

This year’s rankings also see the re-entry into the top twenties of investor Warren Buffett

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12. Sachin Tendulkar

Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Sachin Tendulkar is a new addition to the top twenties

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13. Donald Trump

Donald Trump climbed four places from 16th to 13th

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14. Shahrukh Khan

Another Indian man to feature on 2021's list is Shahrukh Khan. He climbed three places from 17th to 14th this year

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15. Amitabh Bachchan

Big B grabbed the 15th spot in the list of World’s Most Admired people 2021

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