Emma Watson Is the #5 Most Admired Woman in the World

A new poll by YouGov has revealed the top most-admired people in the world for 2019, covering the views of people in 41 countries. While the top five men on the list remain unchanged since 2018, the women have changed quite a bit, and our very own Emma Watson is near the top of the list!

According to the poll results, Emma is the fifth most-admired woman in the world. And she’s in good company! Former first lady Michelle Obama came in at #1, Oprah Winfrey at #2, formerly top-ranked Angelina Jolie at #3, and Queen Elizabeth II at #4.

Wondering where J.K. Rowling ranks? According to the poll results, she’s the fourth most-admired woman by people in the United Kingdom. Rowling follows Queen Elizabeth II, Michelle Obama, and Dame Judi Dench. Malala Yousafzai rounds out the top five. In the UK rankings, Emma Watson falls to #11. Her international fans must greatly admire her!

Read the full rankings and breakdown by country here.

Shelby Dale DeWeese

Shelby Dale DeWeese has been a Harry Potter fan since first picking up the books in 2000 and has been working for MuggleNet as a transcriber, transcript editor, and journalist since 2009. She is a writer and educator, and spends her free time reading, running, taking dance classes, and re-watching The Office.