According to a poll by London-based data analytics firm YouGov, former USA president and first lady Michelle Obama top the world’s most admired lists for men and women. The poll surveyed over 45-thousand people in 42 countries and territories. Since first starting the poll in 2014, this is the first time Obama is number one. He is closely followed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who is trailed by the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping. A number of sports stars are also named, including soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.