The World’s Most Admired Men 2020

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

A new YouGov poll released its list of the world’s most admired men for 2020. The list is compiled based on surveys from executives, directors and analysts. This year’s list is topped by Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Jack Ma.

Bill Gates has been at the top of the list for 22 years and is often cited as one of the most influential people in the world. He is a co-founder of Microsoft and has been involved in various philanthropic efforts through his foundation.

Trump came in 15th place on the global admiration scale. According to YouGov, the current president trailed the former president in admiration for nearly every country measured except for one: Russia, where Trump ranked 11th, and Obama ranked 15th.

In the battle between whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time in the world’s most popular sport, Ronaldo came in 6th on the global admiration scale while Messi came in 11th.

This year’s study is our largest ever, with more than 45,000 people in 42 countries and territories being interviewed to compile the list.


Here Are The World’s Most Admired Men 2020


10. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves
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Keanu Reeves was born in Lebanon but moved to Canada when he was young. He made his first movie appearance in Youngblood.


9. Elon Musk

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a business mogul, industrial designer, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI.


8. Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

The fourteenth Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. An influential Gelug monk is the Dalai Lama, who continues to direct the Gaden Tripa school, which led the structure of the Tibetan Buddhist center.


7. Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Jack Ma, or M Y n, is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Ma is a strong advocate of an open and market-driven economy.


6. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH Commercio is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.


5. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan MBE PMW, known as Chan Kong-sang SBS, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, film director, action choreographer, screenwriter, producer, and singer.


5. Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is an Indian politician currently serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.


3. Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has held the positions of General Secretary of the Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012 and President of the People’s Republic of China since 2013.


2. Bill Gates

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III is an entrepreneur, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Steve Ballmer of Microsoft Corporation.


1. Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II was an American politician, lawyer, and 44th president of the country from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.



Source: | YouGov poll