Bill Gates and the Pope in dead heat

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Kids most commonly view their parents as their hero, followed by God and Michael Jordan, acccording to Sports Illustrated for Kids' latest Omnibus research study. Kids' top 20 list of heroes also includes Martin Luther King Jr., Batman, Superman, Malcolm X and a four-way tie--at number 20--between the Pope, Madonna (the singer), Barbie and Bill Gates. By category, relatives and friends topped the list, followed by athletes, religious figures and fictional characters.

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