A worldwide Internet-based market research and data analytics company located in British is called YouGov. Its corporate headquarters are in the U.K. A list of the people who the world admires the most was published by YouGov in 2021. The results are a diverse combination of well-known figures and fresh faces. Here are the top 20 most admired women as per the YouGov list 2021.
1. Michelle Obama
Author and attorney Michelle Obama is from America. From 2009 until 2017, she held the position of the first lady of the United States. She also held this post for the first time as an African-American woman. Barack Obama, the former president, is her husband. For the third year in a row, she held the first position on this list.
2. Angelina Jolie
Actress, filmmaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie hails from the United States. She has also received several awards. It includes three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. She has repeatedly been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. The second most admired woman on the list is Angelina Jolie.
3. Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II is the queen of 14 other Commonwealth realms and the United Kingdom. The third most admired woman on the list is the queen with the longest reign in British history.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show, a talk show. Additionally, she was also the 20th century’s wealthiest African-American. The fourth most admired woman on the list is Oprah Winfrey.
5. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. She has also appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list multiple times. Additionally, she was listed among the top 100 influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2021. Scarlett Johansson came in at number five on the list of most admired women.
6. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is an English activist and actor. She is famous for her parts in various movies. Additionally, Emma is famous for her activism on behalf of women’s rights. According to Forbes, Emma is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. The fifth most admired woman is Scarlett Johansson on the list.
7. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer and songwriter. Her songs are available in a variety of genres. Additionally, her personal life frequently serves as inspiration for her narrative songwriting. She has also won acclaim from critics and received extensive media coverage. Taylor Swift secured the seventh position on the list.
8. Angela Merkel
German politician and scientist Angela Merkel is currently retired. She presided as Germany’s chancellor from 2005 until 2021. Additionally, Merkel was Germany’s first female chancellor. She was also the most powerful woman in the world while serving as chancellor. She comes in at number eight on this list.
9. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for girls’ education and the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. She received the Nobel Prize at the youngest age ever. Malala is popular for her advocacy for human rights, particularly the education of women and children. Her cause has also expanded into a global movement. The ninth most admired woman worldwide is Malala Yousafzai.
10. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress, producer, model, and also singer. Chopra, the Miss World 2000 winner, is also one of the highest-paid actresses in India. Additionally, she receives numerous honors as well. The Indian government also honored her with the Padma Shri award in 2016. According to a YouGov survey, she is the tenth most admired woman. She was also recently present on the Google top 100 most searched Asians list.
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11. Kamala Harris
The 49th vice president of the United States is the politician and attorney Kamala Harris. She is the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history. She is also the country’s first female Vice President. On the YouGov list, she’s at the eleventh position.
12. Hillary Clinton
American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer Hillary Diane Clinton. From 2009 until 2013, she was also the 67th secretary of state of the United States. She comes in at number 12 on this list.
13. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World 1994 contest. She is most well-known for her work in Hindi and Tamil movies. Additionally, one of the most popular and powerful celebrities in India today is Aishwarya. She’s the thirteenth most admired woman on the list.
14. Sudha Murthy
Indian author, educator, and philanthropist Sudha Murthy. She also leads the Infosys Foundation as its chairperson. Additionally, in 2006, Murthy received the Padma Shri from the Indian government for her social services. As per the YouGov list, she’s on number 14.
15. Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist. She encourages world leaders to work right now to mitigate climate change. On this list, she’s on the fifteenth spot.
16. Melania Trump
Slovene-American businesswoman and former model Melania Trump. From 2017 to 2021, she also held the position of First Lady of the United States. She is Donald Trump’s wife, the 45th president. She’s at the sixteenth position on this list.
Lisa is a South Korean Thai rapper, singer, and also dancer. In September 2021, she released her debut solo album, Lalisa. She comes in at number 17 on this list.
18. Liu Yifei
Chinese-American actress, singer, and model is Liu Yifei. She has often been on Forbes’ list of the 100 most famous Chinese people. In China, she is also a “Fairy Sister.” She is number 18 on this list.
19. Yang Mi
Yang Mi, a Chinese singer and also an actress, is on 19th rank. With Tang Ming Huang, she made her acting debut on television. Since then, she has also played main characters in several T.V. series.
20. Jacinda Ardern
Since 2017, Jacinda Ardern has served as the Labour Party’s leader and is also New Zealand’s 40th prime minister. In 2021, she ranked 20th on the list of most admired women in the world.
These are the 20 most admired women, according to YouGov. From 38 countries and territories, a set of panelists’ open-ended nominations were gathered by YouGov. A question regarding the most admired people in the world was posed to each panelist. Twenty men and also twenty women were shortlisted from the list of responses.