Barack Obama has retained his position as the world’s most admired man in YouGov’s international survey in 2021. Bill Gates and Xi Jinping are in second and third place.
Among the men, Lionel Messi has climbed four places from 11th to 7th. He is still behind Portuguese rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds 4th place. Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are also included in the top 20.
While Sachin is the 12th most admired man, Virat is in the 18th position. Apart from these two, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (8th), Shah Rukh Khan (14th), and Amitabh Bachchan (15th) have managed to find a place.