Bono, Jolie And Madonna Are Most Well-liked Stars

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September 23, 2011 | 2:25pm EST

Superstars Bono, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna are among the most well-liked and trusted public figures in the world, according to a new international poll.
Each year The Reputation Institute evaluates politicians, sports stars and celebrities to determine who ranks best in the eyes of the public, and this year Salt star Jolie, U2 frontman Bono and veteran entertainer Madonna made the cut.

The total list of 54 was compiled using information from the general public and measured by the degree to which a person was liked, respected, admired, and trusted.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela topped the list, tennis ace Roger Federer came in at number two, and music mogul/entrepreneur Richard Branson also made the top five.

Beloved TV host Oprah Winfrey and rocker Bono came in at eight and nine, respectively, while Jolie beat out President Barack Obama (14) and the Dalai Lama (13) for a spot at number 12.

Soccer hunk David Beckham was 24th on the list and Madonna was 29th. Lady Gaga also just made the cut – at 41.