Meet the World's Most Admired People
The International internet-based market research firm YouGov has conducted a poll called 'World's most admired people poll' for the Times magazine. For this poll it has surveyed almost 14,000 people from various countries like India, Brazil, Australia, China, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, United States, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain and Pakistan. Based on the results, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been named as the most admired person on the planet. Our cricket god Sachin Tendulkar stood at the fifth position on a list of 30 people. Apart from Sachin, there were four Indians who could make to the top ten and seven overall in the list. Those are , BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (7th), Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan (9th), former President of India Abdul Kalam (10th), social activist Anna Hazare (14th), Delhi Chief Minister and activist Arvind Kejriwal (18th) and Business tycoon Ratan Tata (30th).
There are 6 women who could make into the list. Those are Actress Angelina Jolie (19th place) , US talk show host Oprah Winfrey (20th), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (26th), former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (27th) and Chinese contemporary folk singer Peng Liyuan (28th).