Women are the future. In a recently released list of Britain-based YouGov survey of the world’s most admired people, Bollywood actresses have taken the lead over the men.
Three female actresses have made it to the list with only one male from Bollywood. Guessing who they are? Well, let’s break the ice. The most expected names which could have made it to the list of world’s most admired people – It is Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Aishwarya Rai. From the male counterparts, it was Amitabh Bachchan who made it to the list on the ninth spot.
Deepika and Aishwarya are sharing the same spot, in the women’s list. The two are positioned on the 11th spot, while Priyanka is a tad above on the 10th spot.
The list, however, was topped by Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie in their respective categories – Male and Female. The new categories were introduced in 2015. Another Indian who made it to the list was Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has bagged the 8th position on the YouGov list.
The interesting news is that this is the first time when Indian celebrities – Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Aishwarya Rai have featured on the list for the first time.
Over 37,000 people were interviewed online from across 35 countries. Their response became the decisive factor for making the list of most admired people. There were 20 men and 20 women who are featured in this list.
YouGov said on its official website: “Entertainers dominate the female top twenty, with 14 of the most admired women being actresses, singers or TV presenters (although some, like Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, are also notable for their humanitarian work). By contrast, the list of most admired men contains more people from political, business and sporting backgrounds.”
The list had Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Xi Jinping and Jack Ma followed Bill Gates on the YouGive list in the male category. In the female category, it was Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth II who followed Angelina Jolie on the list, the female category.