The annual survey asked respondents which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admired most this year — and 18 percent said Trump and 10 percent named former first lady Michelle Obama, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris coming in second with 6 percent.
Trump’s first-place finish unseated former President Barack Obama from atop the list — a place he held for the past 12 years.
The president and his predecessor tied last year.
Rounding out the top 10 most admired men are President-elect Joe Biden at 6 percent, Dr. Anthony Fauci at 3 perce, Pope Francis at 2 percent, with Tesla founder Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, NBA star LeBron James and the Dalai Lama finishing with 1 percent each.
Both Fauci, who is on the president’s coronavirus task force, and James broke into the list for the first time.
First lady Melania Trump came in third among most-admired women with 4 percent, followed by media mogul Oprah Winfrey with 3 percent, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Queen Elizabeth II with 2 percent.
US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and environmental activist Greta Thunberg both finished with 1 percent.
Republicans chose Trump as their most admired by 48 percent, and no other public figure got more than 2 percent of Republicans’ votes.
Among Democrats, Obama was selected by 32 percent — down from 41 percent last year.
Fauci was named most admired by 5 percent of Democrats but only 1 percent of Republicans.