Most Admired Men List Includes POTUS, Pope and… FNC’s Bill O’Reilly

By Brian Flood 

5O'Reilly BillThe Gallup poll’s annual list of the world’s most admired men is topped by President Barack Obama, for the seventh consecutive year. The only TV newser to make the list? Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly.

Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin and Bill Gates seem like obvious choices based on power and wealth. Rev. Billy Graham is a mainstay on the list, with an unprecedented 58 appearances. “The O’Reilly Factor” host made the list for the first time in his career.












Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 8-11, 2014, with a random sample of 805 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Who do you admire the most? Tell us in the comments section.