President Xi Jinping is the third most admired man in the world – closely followed by Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan in fourth – according to an online survey. Xi scored 5.3 while Chan has a score of 4.9 in the poll conducted by British market research company YouGov , which last month asked 25,000 people in 23 countries to name their most admired living men and women from a list complied by panellists from 34 nations. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was chosen as the world’s most admired man, with a score of 9.2, followed by US President Barack Obama with a 6.4 score. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored 4.8 to rank fifth on the man’s list while Pope Francis is sixth, followed by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma claimed eighth spot, narrowly beating British scientist Stephen Hawking and former soccer player David Beckham. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie tops the woman’s list with a score of 10.6. Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is second. Last year, the 17-year old became the youngest person in history to win a Nobel Prize. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comes in third while Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is fourth. Canto-pop diva Faye Wong ranks 17th. YouGov also gave a country by country breakdown. Xi is the most admired man in China, with Jack Ma second and Bill Gates third. Three other Hong Kong representatives are on the China list: Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing ranks fifth; Jackie Chan is seventh and Canto-pop singer and actor Andy Lau Tak-wah is tenth. Former tennis player Li Na is the most admired woman in China, followed by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Hong Kong singer and actress Faye Wong is sixth, one place below Queen Elizabeth and two places above Angelina Jolie. Jackie Chan is among the top 15 most admired men in seven other countries. The action star ranks second on Russia’s list, 15th in the United States, fifth in Egypt, sixth in Singapore, seventh in Nigeria, eighth in India, and tenth in Finland. Xi however, did not make it onto any other list outside China. Pollsters said Xi has a massive domestic fanbase while Obama places in nearly every country’s top 10. “But it is nevertheless a sign of the rising prominence of the fast-growing country in the global picture,” they said. Jackie Chan scored highly across Asia, the pollsters added.