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Former President Barack Obama named Most Admired Man

Former US President Barack Obama, Photo Date: 11/6/2016 / Cropped Photo: Michael Seeley / CC BY 2.0 / MGN
Former US President Barack Obama, Photo Date: 11/6/2016 / Cropped Photo: Michael Seeley / CC BY 2.0 / MGN
Published: Dec. 28, 2018 at 10:03 AM CST
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For the 11th year in a row, former President Barack Obama was named the Most Admired Man in America, according to

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He is now one first-place finish from tying another former president (and Kansas-native), Dwight D. Eisenhower for the most times topping the list.

This year's poll was just the 13th time the incumbent president did not lead the field. President Donald Trump came in second, slotting in between his two immediate predecessor, which includes;

  • 3. Former President George W. Bush
  • 4. Pope Francis
  • 5. Microsoft founder Bill Gates
  • 6. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
  • 7. Former President Bill Clinton
  • 8. The Dalai Lama
  • 8. Former Vice-President Joe Biden
  • 8. Tesla CEO Elon Musk
  • 8. Vice-President Mike Pence

Former President Obama's wife and former First Lady Michelle Obama displaced Hillary Clinton as the Most Admired Woman in the country. It was the first time in 17 years Clinton did not top the list.

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