YouGov's poll is conducted annually, and tests which famous men and women are most admired across the world. Beats me, but considering she dethroned actress Angelina Jolie as the world's most admired woman, it certainly raises questions as to what qualities the world's population consider admirable.
Another admired figure that made it to the female list from Pakistan is the Nobel Prize laureate Malala YousafZai, who is known for her activism and her work for female education and is ranked 6th amongst the females.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton - who came ninth past year - was nowhere to be seen on the female list, which featured just one royal in the Queen.
According to poll results the Obamas are the most admired people in America.More news: Doctor Manhattan returns in an all-new trailer for HBO’s Watchmen show!
Current first lady Melania Trump came in at No. 19 out of 20.
Last year's most admired woman was Angelina Jolie: this year, she's in third place, with Obama rising up to top the list.
On the men's list, Bill Gates continues his reign as the most admired in the world, followed by former president Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and billionaire businessman Jack Ma.
Trump failed to sneak into the world's most admired top 10 list, however, which was also compiled in the YouGov poll.More news: How Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are Becoming More of a Team
Panelists from 41 countries each nominated ten candidates for the list, whereas the remaining ten were chosen from each nation's "popular local figures".
The Obamas have consistently appeared on the top of similar lists for some time now. On Gallup's 2018 list of most admired men, Barack Obama won for the 11th year in a row.
More than Oprah and Queen Elizabeth...... The power couple recently signed book deals worth at least $60 million and a production deal with Netflix worth tens of millions of dollars.
The poll also presents results by country - so within the United States, the most popular women in the US after Michelle Obama are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Melania Trump.More news: Prosecutor Details How Ramaphosa Misled Parliament Over R500,000 Donation