"Elizabeth Warren also made the list, as the 13th most admired woman in the country", YouGov wrote.
A weird online rumour regarding a body double, or 'fake Melania' being used for official events has also dominated headlines, as has a unusual monument to the first lady in her hometown.
Mrs. Obama was once again number one on the women's list.
This year the study expanded to cover the views of people in 41 countries - the most ever - with more than 42,000 people being interviewed to compile the list. Panellists were simply asked: "Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?" Former US president Barack Obama comes in second, and the third to fifth places are all occupied by Chinese figures: actor Jackie Chan in third, president Xi Jinping in fourth and businessman Jack Ma in fifth.
The power couple has remained influential after leaving the White House.
Once more he has taken on the rest and has featured amongst the World most admires people list of the year 2019.
The Obamas have consistently appeared on the top of similar lists for some time now. Unfortunately Trump follows as second as the most admired man in America, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg places behind Michelle Obama.
Step aside, Taylor Swift and Queen Elizabeth II. In 2018, they signed a multi-year deal to produce films and series for Netflix.
While Barack Obama is similarly undeserving of admiration, there's no denying that Michelle Obama wouldn't even be a public figure if not for her husband being elected president.
This April, Netflix announced the first slate of projects being produced by the Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions, for the streaming service.