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Angelina Jolie and Vladimir Putin among world’s top 20 most admired

The former KGB agent was voted sixth in a list of the most admired men in the world during 2016 with Bill Gates and US President Barack Obama topping the list

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Angelina Jolie has been voted as the most admired woman in the world, surpassing the likes of UK’s Queen Elizabeth and Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton while Russian President Vladimir Putin jumped passed the likes of Pope Francis and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, according to a YouGov poll.

The former KGB agent was voted sixth in a list of the most admired men in the world during 2016 with Bill Gates and US President Barack Obama topping the list.

“Taking local figures out of the picture Putin also ranks highly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Morocco,” according to the pollster website.

Clinton also came in third place in the women’s list, boosting her approval ratings and chances at winning the Democratic nomination ahead of the November general elections.

Celine Dion, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Sandra Bullock rounded out the women’s list while Jackie Chan, Stephen Hawking, the Dalai Lama and Narenda Modi made appearances on the men’s list.