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Billy Graham, Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey among 'World's Most Admired' People

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 May 10
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A new survey has revealed that Pope Francis, Billy Graham, Oprah Winfrey, and Queen Elizabeth II are among the world’s most admired people.


ChristianToday.com reports that YouGov’s “world’s most admired” poll for 2016 asked panelists from 30 different countries: “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?”


In the men’s category, Bill Gates came in at number one, while Angelina Jolie topped the chart in the women’s category.


Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, Jackie Chan, and Stephen Hawking followed closely after Bill Gates for men, while Queen Elizabeth II, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama followed Jolie.


The survey listed 20 most admired people for each category. Pope Francis came in thirteenth for men, while Billy Graham came in sixteenth. Other notable women on the list include Taylor Swift at number fourteen and Ellen DeGeneres at number seventeen.


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Publication date: May 10, 2016