Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been ranked 9th among the most admired personality globally, as per a new survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Mohammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for founding the Grameen Bank and for their work to “create economic and social development from below”.
The survey released on October 25, has ranked late South African President Nelson Mandela on the top. Out of the 1,084 respondents, 3% voted for Professor Yunus while 20.1% per cent favoured Mandela.
After Mandela, the WEF’s Global Shapers Annual Survey 2015 found that Pope Francis is the second most admired leader. Others in the list are Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk (3rd rank), Microsoft Founder Bill Gates (5th), US President Barack Obama (6th), Virgin Group Founder Richard Barson (7th), Apple Founder Steve Jobs (8th), and US investor Warren Buffett (11th).
With responses from 125 countries worldwide and 285 cities, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Annual Survey 2015 is one of the most geographically diverse surveys of millennials.
The more than 1,000 respondents are all members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, a network of over 450 city-based hubs of young, civically engaged leaders aged between 20 and 30.