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Survey: PM Modi is the world's eighth most admired man in 2021, ahead of Big B and SRK

These outcomes were derived from a combination of replies to two questions.

Survey: PM Modi is the worlds eighth most admired man in 2021, ahead of Big B and SRK

In a survey conducted by data analytics firm YouGov, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was placed 8th among the world's top 20 most admired men. Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Virat Kohli are all ahead of PM Modi. According to the polling firm, the list was developed using comments from 42,000 people in 38 nations.

Apart from PM Modi, the survey found that Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Virat Kohli were the most admired Indian men in 2021.

Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Sudha Murty are among the most admired women in 2021.

List of world's 20 most admired men

1. Barack Obama

2. Bill Gates

3. Xi Jinping

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

5. Jackie Chan

6. Elon Musk

7. Lionel Messi

8. Narendra Modi

9. Vladimir Putin

10. Jack Ma

11. Warren Buffett

12. Sachin Tendulkar

13. Donald Trump

14. Shah Rukh Khan

15. Amitabh Bachchan

16. Pope Francis

17. Imran Khan

18. Virat Kohli

19. Andy Lau

20. Joe Biden

The results are calculated from the combination of responses to two questions – 1. A respondent admires the figure at all and 2. whether they are the figure the respondent admires the most, the survey said.

"During the spring this year YouGov gathered open-ended nominations from panellists across 38 countries and territories, asking them simply: "Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?" These nominations were then used to compile a list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least four countries. An additional 5-10 popular local figures were added to the lists for individual countries," explained the company, the methodology of compiling this list.

List of world's 20 most admired women

1. Michelle Obama

2. Angelina Jolie

3. Queen Elizabeth II

4. Oprah Winfrey

5. Scarlett Johansson

6. Emma Watson

7. Taylor Swift

8. Angela Merkel

9. Malala Yousafzai

10. Priyanka Chopra

11. Kamala Harris

12. Hillary Clinton

13. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

14. Sudha Murty

15. Greta Thunberg

16. Melania Trump

17. Lisa

18. Liu Yifei

19. Yang Mi

20. Jacinda Ardern

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