His Holiness Dalai Lama Among 2019 World’s Most Admired People

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is among top ten list of the 2019 world’s most admired people. According to the new list of the world’s most admired men, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stands at top eighth position. The survey conducted by a UK based data firm has conducted the survey in 41 countries.

The global top list of World’s most admired men is lead by Bill Gates followed by former president of US, Barack Obama and then followed by Chinese actor Jackie Chan. The World’s most admired women is lead by the former first lady of US, Michelle Obama followed by Oprah Winfrey and then followed by actress Angelina Jolie.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama has fallen a rank down than the previous year by becoming the eighth most admired man in the world. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi who is the most admired man from India has climbed two spots to become the sixth most admired man in the world.

The ranking is based on an online survey by UK-based market research and data firm YouGov, which gathered nominations from panelists across 41 countries. According to YouGov, the top twenty most admired women list sees five new faces this year. Two are married to the world leaders: Melania Trump and Chinese singer Peng Liyuan, who is the wife of President Xi Jinping.

They are joined by Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, Indian actress Sushmita Sen and US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The top 20 men’s list has only two new entrant; both actors, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan from India.

World’s Most Admired 2019 final

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