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Why Do People Admire Michelle Obama?

Jeff Katz
July 22, 2019 - 11:41 am

YouGov released a new poll that found former First Lady Michelle Obama is the world's "most admired woman." Oprah Winfrey came in second place, while actress Angelina Jolie (who previously held the top spot) came in third.

The poll consulted panelists from 41 different countries who then nominated 10 candidates. The remaining 10 were then chosen from each country's most popular local figures. The poll consisted of two questions: Who the respondents "truly admireed" and who they "most admired."

Bill Gates won the category for most admired man, while Michelle's husband Barack came in second. International action movie star Jackie Chan came in third.

YouGov also conducted a U.S. version of this poll, with the Obamas sweeping the podium for America's most admired man and woman. President Donald Trump finished second behind Barack Obama.