Barack & Michelle Obama Top Gallup's Annual "Most Admired" Lists

Gallup’s annual list of the most admired men and women around the world is out for 2018 — and while President Obama tops the list again at #1 for the men, former First Lady Michelle Obama is now atop the women’s list at #1, dethroning Hillary Clinton who was #1 last year.

Top 5 Most Admired Women:

1. Michelle Obama — 15%

2. Oprah Winfrey — 5%

3. Hillary Clinton — 4%

4. Melania Trump — 4%

5. Queen Elizabeth — 2%

Top 5 Most Admired Men:

1. Barack Obama — 19%

2. Donald Trump — 13%

3. George W. Bush — 2%

4. Pope Francis — 2%

5. Bill Gates — 1%

For the women, this is the 31st time that Oprah Winfrey has appeared in the top 10, while it is Hillary Clinton’s 27th. Hillary Clinton had led the women’s list for 15 years, from 2002 thru 2017, as Michelle Obama ended that reign this year.

For the men, Barack Obama is actually just one more first-place finishing short of tying the record for the most times being the Most Admired Man — Dwight Eisienhower currently holds the record at 12. 

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