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PM Narendra Modi is 10th most admired personality globally: WEF survey


A new survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the 10th most admired personality globally.

Late South African President Nelson Mandela topped the list, and Mahatma Gandhi was ranked as the fourth most admired leader in the survey of more than 1,000 millennials from 285 cities in 125 countries.

The WEF's Global Shapers Annual Survey 2015 found that Pope Francis is the second most admired leader, while Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk was ranked 3rd, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates - 5th, US President Barack Obama - 6th, Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson - 7th, Apple Founder Steve Jobs - 8th, Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus - 9th and US investor Warren Buffett - 11th.

Out of the 1,084 respondents, 3 per cent voted for Modi as well as for Yunus while 20.1 per cent favoured Mandela. As many as 12.4 per cent of the respondents voted for Gandhi. All the survey respondents are members of the WEF's Global Shapers Community aged between 20 and 30 years. In the list of 11, three personalities are not alive - Mandela, Gandhi and Jobs.

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