Billy Graham Named One of World's Most Admired Men for 58th Time

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Billy Graham Named One of World's Most Admired Men for 58th Time

Billy Graham was named the number four “Most Admired Man” in the world in 2014, according to a U.S. polling agency Gallup.

The Christian Post reports this is the 58th time Graham was made the Top 10 list.

According to the poll, two percent of poll participants named him as their first or second choice when asked, “What man that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world do you admire most.”

The poll included results from 805 adults.

This year, Graham shares the spot with former President George W. Bush.

Graham has never been ranked the number one most admired man in the world. He, however, was ranked second every year from 1969 to 1974. He has had the most appearances on the list than any other person living or dead.

Barack Obama topped the list. He has ranked number one for the past seven years. Pope Francis was second on the list.

Ben Carson and Stephen Hawking shared the number five spot.

Publication date: December 31, 2014

Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and She blogs at The Migraine Runner.