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Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan among World’s Most Admired People

World’s Most Admired list 2018 by YouGov features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

bollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2018 09:47 IST
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Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra among World’s Most Admired People 2018.

The age of Indian actresses has dawned upon us. In a new YouGov survey that reveals world’s most admired people chosen from 35 countries, only one Indian male celeb features while three female actors are prominently placed. The list of World’s Most Admired People 2018 has been topped by Bill Gates among men and Angelina Jolie among women. It features Amitabh Bachchan, daughter-in-law and actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the respective categories.

The list features 20 men and 20 women, all of whom are chosen after online interviews with over 37,000 people in 35 countries. Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie are the world’s most admired people – both of them have topped the list every year since 2015 when separate male and female categories were introduced. All four Indian stars -- Amitabh, Aishwarya, Priyanka and Deepika -- have featured on the list for the first time.

While Amitabh Bachchan features on the ninth spot among men, Prime Minister Narendra Modi occupies the spot above him. In the women’s list, Aishwarya Rai is the 11th most admired person in the world with Priyanka Chopra on 10th spot and Deepika Padukone on 11th. The trio got spots above Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.

The Britain-based YouGov said on its website, “Entertainers dominate the female top twenty, with 14 of the most admired women being actresses, singers or TV presenters (although some, like Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, are also notable for their humanitarian work). By contrast, the list of most admired men contains more people from political, business and sporting backgrounds.”

Following on from Gates in the male list is Barack Obama, with a 9.7 per cent share of admiration, followed by Jackie Chan and Xi Jinping. Meanwhile Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey follow on from Jolie in the females list

First Published: Jul 25, 2018 09:41 IST