Ratan Tata Among the World's Most Respected People (PHOTO)
A new study by a leading global reputation management consultancy, Reputation Institute, has named industrialist Ratan Tata as one of the "World's Most Respected People."
According to the Reputation Institute's study, the top 10 world's most respected people were selected from a list of 54 people from the world's most visible leaders and public personalities by 51,055 members of the general public in 25 countries.
The Reputation Institute Chairman, Dr. Charles Fombrun, said, "The results of Reputation Institute's study confirm that people respect leaders that participate in philanthropic activities outside of their own celebrity."
Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela ranked first at the index and was followed by Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.
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He served as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
He is also a winner of 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
Swiss tennis player is the winner of 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He held the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) No 1 position for a record of 237 consecutive weeks.
He ranked No.3 at ATP as of April 2, 2012.
He is the Chairperson of Microsoft, the software company that he's founded.
The 56-year-old business tycoon is also a philanthropist. Bill and his wife Melinda Gates founded one of the largest and transparently operated charity foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He is an American business magnate and a philanthropist. Warren is the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
In June 2006, he announced a plan to give away his fortune to charity, with 83% of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Forbes announced him as the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom in 2011 with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion.
The 61-year-old business magnet is also involved in various humanitarian activities.
He is also one of the sponsors of The Elders, a voluntary organization of world leaders to solve global conflicts.
He co-founded Apple with his friend Steve Wozniak in 1976.
Jobs who made Apple the hottest and most valuable company on the planet, died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56 on Oct. 5, 2011.
Under his leadership Apple signed to participate in Product Red program, a joint venture by various private sectors to spread AIDS awareness and to raise funds to help eliminate the disease in Africa.
She is an American talk show host and a philanthropist.
She founded the Oprah’s Angel Network, a charity organization that support and provide grants to NGO’s around the world.
Paul David Hewson
The Irish singer who is most commonly known by his stage name Bono, is also a humanitarian.
He is involved in many pro-Africa humanitarian programs. He co-founded philanthropic organizations like DATA, EDUN, Product Red.
Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Groups. Ratan who is the winner of Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy (2007) is also a humanitarian and serves as program board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India.
Queen Elizabeth II
The 85-year-old queen is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, Commonwaelth realms.
She is the patron of over 600 charities and other organizations and she is a supporter of inter-faith relations.
The longest-living and second-longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.