World’s Richest Man Beats World’s Most Powerful Leader in World’s Most Admired Person Poll

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Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates is the world’s most admired person, followed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the London-based newspaper, Times, reported, citing a poll.

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a billionaire philanthropist, earned more admiration than Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and the Pope to claim the title.

No Briton featured in the world’s top ten most-admired people.

Stephen Hawking was placed highest, at 16th, in the YouGov poll.

The world’s richest man scored highly in each of the 12 countries where YouGov conducted polling and was the most popular in China, according to Times.


Vladimir Putin’s popularity among Russians helped him secure third place on the list, the newspaper reported.


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