Barack and Michelle Obama are the most admired people in the world, according to a survey by the opinion research institute YouGov.

According to YouGov, this is the first time the former US president has reached the top of the mens rankings since the “World’s most admired” survey was launched in 2014.

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates is now ranked the second most admired man, after sitting in first place last year.

Chinese leader and party leader Xi Jinping follows as the third most admired man, according to the survey results.