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Benedict XVI named among USA Today most-admired list

2010-12-28

Thetop spots on the list are dominated by politicians with formerpresidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at numbers two and three.

Formerpresident of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Microsoft founder andphilanthropist Bill Gates were named at four and five.

PopeBenedict XVI actually tied for sixth place with Evangelist BillyGraham who has made the top 10 every year the survey has been takensince 1955.

Theonly other religious leader is the Dalai Lama, coming in at number 10on the most admired list, right after Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck whotied at number eight.

Secretaryof State Hillary Clinton continues her nine year streak of beingnamed the most-admired woman. She is one of four first ladies on thelist, including Michelle Obama and Laura and Barbara Bush.

FormerAlaska governor Sarah Palin was cited at number two, just before TVhost Oprah Winfrey.
Threeof the woman are leaders from outside of the United States: fromEngland are Queen Elizabeth and former prime minister MargaretThatcher, as well as democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.

Alsoon the list is Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State in the Bushadministration.

Besidesleaders and political figures, Angelina Jolie is the only actress tobe named among the top ten most-admired men and women.

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