Despite repeated claims by President Donald Trump about his popularity and standing in the world, the 45th President again took a back seat to the 44th. And the FLOTUS fared worse than the POTUS.
YouGov—of the United Kingdom—released their latest poll numbers regarding the most admired woman and man in the world.
The results hail from industry, entertainment and politics. The Obamas had a very strong showing with former First Lady Michelle Obama capturing the top spot as most admired woman in the world while her husband, President Barack Obama, garnered second place behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates for most admired man worldwide.
The current residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue did not fare quite as well. Donald Trump came in at number 14 while FLOTUS Melania Trump was 19th.
The men’s top 20 was:
- Bill Gates
- Barack Obama
- Jackie Chan
- Xi Jinping
- Jack Ma
- Narendra Modi
- Christiano Ronaldo
- Dalai Lama
- Lionel Messi
- Vladimir Putin
- Warren Buffett
- Amitabh Bachchan
- Elon Musk
- Donald Trump
- Pope Francis
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Imran Khan
- Salman Khan
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
- Andy Lau
On the men’s side, Trump came behind several other world leaders including Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China.
Don’t tell the Donald he is 10+ places behind Obama.
— Laura (@UrghIHateThis) July 19, 2019
In the United States, the Obama’s were in first place for both most admired man and woman. Trump moved up to second place at home while Melania Trump came in at number 3 behind Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Here are the top 20 most admired women in the world:
- Michelle Obama
- Oprah Winfrey
- Angelina Jolie
- Queen Elizabeth (II)
- Emma Watson
- Malala Yousafzai
- Peng Liyuan
- Hillary Clinton
- Tu Youyou
- Taylor Swift
- Angela Merkel
- Deepika Padukone
- Priyanka Chopra
- Ellen Degeneres
- Aishwarya Rai
- Sushmita Sen
- Theresa May
- Melania Trump
- Yang Mi
Internationally, both Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel came in higher than either Trump, with Clinton at 8th and Merkel at 12th.
According to a new poll by YouGov, former first lady Michelle Obama sits at the very top of the worldwide popularity charts, overtaking reigning champ Angelina Jolie. https://t.co/TPDhuMN5pt
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 18, 2019
YouGov shared the news on Twitter.
Worlds Most Admired 2019. Our annual series, conducted this year in 41 countries, finds the most admired figures are:
1. Michelle Obama (+1)
2. Oprah Winfrey (+1)
3. Angelina Jolie (-2)
— YouGov (@YouGov) July 18, 2019
According to YouGov, even after expanding their survey to include responses from 41 countries, the men’s top 5 remained unchanged from the prior year. The men’s list gained two new members, both Indian actors.
The women’s list saw a shuffle at the top with Michelle Obama moving up and five new women joining the top 20: Chinese leader Xi’s wife, singer Peng Liyuan; Ellen DeGeneres; Chinese scientist Tu Youyou; Indian actress Sushmita Sen; and FLOTUS Melania Trump.
Trump joined the list in the lowest spot among the five new female members.
who tf admires melania please raise your hand
— tej Inc. (@tejind3r) July 18, 2019
And why is Trump even on this list???
— Dee Holland (@DeeHoll33581603) July 19, 2019
Sadly, he has his warped supporters. Thankfully, not exactly enough to land him at the top spot. Maybe he’ll ask Russia to intervene next time.
— Zzzzz (@ZzYyxXz) July 18, 2019
People noted who placed ahead of Trump on the world stage.
When Vladimir Putin is more admired than the current US president.
— Jawnmilla de Ghent 🦅 (@Kathmandu513) July 19, 2019
Well, as long as Jackie Chan is number 3, then we can all sleep well tonight…….
— Mark Thompson (@thompsonic) July 18, 2019
I bet it kills @realDonaldTrump to be lower than @MichelleObama, @BarackObama, and @HillaryClinton. Surprised the orange Cheeto baby even made the list to begin with! #WorldsMostAdmiredPeoplehttps://t.co/d1AQPM56EA
— M.J.C. (@michaeljchr) July 19, 2019
No word yet from the President regarding the poll results. But they seem to indicate his claim to have made the United States more admired than Obama did on the international stage false according to the rest of the world.