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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.

Check out the slideshow for the full list.