Cristiano Ronaldo is the admired sportsman this year, based on a recent survey conducted by YouGov.
YouGov put together lists of the most admired men and women in 2019, with over 42,000 people from 41 countries being consulted to assemble the names.
And five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is the highest-ranked athlete, climbing three places to seventh on the male list – two places ahead of fellow superstar Lionel Messi in ninth, who is up two spots.
Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man, but Angelina Jolie has now been replaced by Michelle Obama as the world’s most admired woman
Michelle Obama has supplanted Angelina Jolie as the world’s most admired woman, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to.
In fact, the American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian has fallen from first place last year to third place this year, with US talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey coming second in the 2019 list.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man, having topped the list every time YouGov has conducted the survey.