Most Admired Men And Women In The World
Americans named President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and woman alive, a Gallup poll finds. Clinton is the Most Admired Woman for the 11th year in a row, while Obama has been the Most Admired Man five years running. Following Clinton are Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Sarah Palin, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Thatcher, Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi and Kate Middleton. Following Obama are Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush and Pope Benedict (tie), Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and, in a three-way tie, George H.W. Bush, Ron Paul and John McCain. Hillary Clinton’s first-place finish “further solidifies her position as the most often named most admired woman in Gallup’s history – a total of 17 times going back to her first year as first lady in 1993,” the poll said. She missed being most admired in 1995 and 1996, when she finished second to Mother Teresa, and in 2001 when she came in after Laura Bush. After Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt is second with most first-place finishes – 13 – for most admired woman. She is followed by Thatcher, Jacqueline Kennedy and Mother Teresa. Leading the Most Admired Man list, with 12 first-place finishes, is former President Dwight Eisenhower, followed by former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, with eight first-place finishes each.