Its easy for everyone to respect someone they don’t know personally. All the big names fall into this bracket. Millions will respect a Mark Zuckerberg, or a Shahrukh Khan, or a Obama or a Sunny Deol (sorry, went too far).
Question is, how many respect you after they know you personally! After they have observed you, after they have spent time with you.
As I see it, “known respect” is far superior, far more exclusive and far more aspirational to garner, than unknown respect.