Michelle Obama has ousted Hillary Clinton, who had been in that privileged position for 17 years, as the woman most admired in the country, according to a survey published today by the Gallup firm.
The wife of former President Barack Obama (2009-2017), who had finished second on this annual list three times, was chosen as the most appreciated woman in the country in 2018.
Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential election, fell to third place in the list after being overtaken by popular television presenter Oprah Winfrey.
For its part, the current first lady, Melania Trump, occupied the fourth place in the classification devised by Gallup.
Among the top ten are also women like Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom; the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; and the former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
On the other hand, Obama was considered the most admired man for the eleventh consecutive year, placing himself ahead of the current president, Donald Trump, who is in second place.
Pope Francis, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, among others, complete the list of the ten most respected men in the country.