LONDON–World’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is the second most-admired-woman, the first being Hollywood leading lady and philanthropist Angelina Jolie, according to the YouGov UK poll.
The poll in which 25,000 people from 23 countries took part saw Jolie, Malala and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton in the leading women and Bill Gates, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping as the most admired men.
The 17-year-old Malala is the youngest person on the list which includes Queen Elizabeth, Indian politician, Sonia Gandhi, US First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Taylor Swift, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and actors Julia Roberts, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence among others.
The survey was conducted by asking about 30,000 people to name the man or woman, they admired most and the list was later compiled based on their answers reported Arab News.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood six in the list which also includes the likes of former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, footballer Christiano Ronaldo, actor Jackie Chan, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Hollywood actor George Clooney.
While his wife topped the list, actor Brad Pitt made it to number 13.
Malala, who recently was on the list of 500 most influential people in Britain 2015 was 15 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in response to her campaign for girls’ education. Since then she has become a global ambassador for children’s right and has set up the Malala Fund.
Last year in December she received the Nobel Peace Prize alongside India’s Kailash Satyarthi for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights.
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