Barack Obama Has Been Voted 'Most Admired Man In The World', 10 Years Running

So it may come as fairly little surprise, but former President of the United States Barack Obama has been voted the 'Most Admired Man in the World'. Again.

That's right, for the 10th year running, Obama has proven he's a pretty popular guy. Barack's wife, Michelle, may not hold the title for 'Most Admired Woman' this year, but she's still in a very, very respectable second place, showing that together they're fairly unstoppable. If there was a vote for Most Admired Kids, no doubt Sasha and Malia would crop up somewhere, too.

The survey was conducted by Gallup, which reports empirical evidence about how people think and behave, and 'provides unique, unrivaled insight into the political, economic, and social issues of the moment'.

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The top spot for 'Most Admired Woman' went to politician and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who was able to continue her winning streak.

After Barack, the second-most admired man is Donald Trump.

While Barack and Hillary pair have both managed to retain their admirable titles this year, Gallup notes that it's by much narrower margins this year than in the past. Obama edges out to Donald Trump with 17 percent to 14 percent, while Hillary edges out to Michelle nine percent to seven.

Gallup also says that of the 71 times the survey has been cast since 1946, the incumbent president has topped the list 58 of those times. This means that Trump is one of a pretty small number of presidents not to win the coveted number one spot.

Other men on the top 10 list are Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham (nope, not a clue), John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Bejamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama and Mike Pence, making it mostly a mash-up of politicians and religious figures.

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With the most admired women, the list is a little more diverse, with Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleeza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton and Beyonce Knowles also up there.

Oprah, who came in third, has managed to finish in the top 10 for the 30th time - not bad, that - while Hillary's up there for the 26th time.

First Lady Melania Trump, Nikki Haley (who's current United States Ambassador for the United Nations) and Beyonce are all making their first appearances this year.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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