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Top People Searched on Google (US and Global)

by Josh Howarth
November 11, 2022

In this post, we’ll cover the top 100 most searched people on Google worldwide and in the United States.

The data for these lists were gathered from a variety of sources, but ultimately verified by Semrush for monthly search volume.

Please note that stage names and fictional characters were removed from these lists. That way, only real people are included.

Top 100 Most Searched People In the US

Rank Person US Search Volume
1 Betty White

7,500,000

2 Johnny Depp

5,000,000

3 Amber Heard

5,000,000

4 Will Smith

3,400,000

5 Travis Scott

2,700,000

6 Donald Trump

2,700,000

7 Elon Musk

2,700,000

8 Kim Kardashian

2,700,000

9 Tom Brady

2,700,000

10 Zendaya

2,700,000

11 Pete Davidson

2,700,000

12 Tom Holland

2,200,000

13 Rihanna

2,200,000

14 Joe Biden

2,200,000

15 Lebron James

2,200,000

16 Britney Spears

2,200,000

17 Alec Baldwin

2,200,000

18 Aaron Rodgers

2,200,000

19 Justin Bieber

1,800,000

20 Ariana Grande

1,800,000

21 Kanye West

1,800,000

22 Ryan Reynolds

1,800,000

23 Jennifer Aniston

1,800,000

24 Olivia Rodrigo

1,800,000

25 Billie Eilish

1,800,000

26 Sandra Bullock

1,800,000

27 Scarlett Johansson

1,800,000

28 Queen Elizabeth

1,500,000

29 Andrew Garfield

1,500,000

30 Harry Styles

1,500,000

31 Taylor Swift

1,500,000

32 Tom Cruise

1,500,000

33 Selena Gomez

1,500,000

34 Millie Bobby Brown

1,500,000

35 Kylie Jenner

1,500,000

36 Putin

1,500,000

37 Tiger Woods

1,500,000

38 Megan Fox

1,500,000

39 Doja Cat

1,500,000

40 Simone Biles

1,200,000

41 Val Kilmer

1,200,000

42 Joe Rogan

1,200,000

43 Halle Berry

1,200,000

44 Adele

1,200,000

45 Mariah Carey

1,200,000

46 George Clooney

1,200,000

47 Matt Damon

1,200,000

48 Jennifer Lawrence

1,200,000

49 Kyrie Irving

1,200,000

50 Joe Burrow

1,200,000

51 Dua Lipa

1,200,000

52 Robert Pattinson

1,200,000

53 Kourtney Kardashian

1,200,000

54 Chris Evans

1,000,000

55 Drake

1,000,000

56 Xxxtentacion

1,000,000

57 Eminem

1,000,000

58 Meghan Markle

1,000,000

59 Leonardo Dicaprio

1,000,000

60 Nicki Minaj

1,000,000

61 Jennifer Lopez

1,000,000

62 Ben Affleck

1,000,000

63 Addison Rae

1,000,000

64 Adam Sandler

1,000,000

65 Jack Harlow

1,000,000

66 Steph Curry

1,000,000

67 Cristiano Ronaldo

1,000,000

68 Angelina Jolie

1,000,000

69 Conor McGregor

1,000,000

70 Jeff Bezos

1,000,000

71 Michael Jackson

1,000,000

72 Keanu Reeves

1,000,000

73 Matthew McConaughey

1,000,000

74 Emma Watson

1,000,000

75 Jake Gyllenhaal

1,000,000

76 Kevin Durant

1,000,000

77 Russell Westbrook

1,000,000

78 Giannis Antetokounmpo

1,000,000

79 Ana de Armas

1,000,000

80 Megan Thee Stallion

1,000,000

81 Pink

823,000

82 Kobe Bryant

823,000

83 Messi

823,000

84 Madonna

823,000

85 Brad Pitt

823,000

86 Michael Jordan

823,000

87 Snoop Dogg

823,000

88 Cardi B

823,000

89 Arnold Schwarzenegger

823,000

90 Clint Eastwood

823,000

91 Natalie Portman

823,000

92 Dwayne Johnson

823,000

93 Sadie Sink

823,000

94 Winona Ryder

823,000

95 Jojo Siwa

823,000

96 Miley Cyrus

823,000

97 Marilyn Monroe

823,000

98 Serena Williams

823,000

99 Kamala Harris

823,000

100 Bruce Willis

823,000

Who is the most searched person on Google in the US?

According to a variety of sources, Betty White is the most searched person in Google, followed by Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Will Smith.

With that, let’s jump into the top 100 searched people globally.

Top 100 Most Searched People Globally

Rank Person Global Search Volume
1 Johnny Depp

14,900,000

2 Amber Heard

13,700,000

3 Xxxtentacion

12,700,000

4 Cristiano Ronaldo

12,200,000

5 Messi

11,800,000

6 Elon Musk

10,500,000

7 Will Smith

10,100,000

8 Zendaya

9,600,000

9 Betty White

9,600,000

10 Putin

8,400,000

11 Donald Trump

8,300,000

12 Kim Kardashian

8,300,000

13 Billie Eilish

7,400,000

14 Scarlett Johansson

7,300,000

15 Ariana Grande

6,900,000

16 Britney Spears

6,500,000

17 Justin Bieber

6,300,000

18 Rihanna

6,300,000

19 Kylie Jenner

6,300,000

20 Neymar

6,100,000

21 Tom Holland

6,000,000

22 Andrew Garfield

6,000,000

23 Ryan Reynolds

5,700,000

24 Alec Baldwin

5,700,000

25 Harry Styles

5,600,000

26 Pete Davidson

5,600,000

27 Kylian Mbappe

5,600,000

28 Tom Cruise

5,500,000

29 Travis Scott

5,500,000

30 Selena Gomez

5,500,000

31 Angelina Jolie

5,400,000

32 Megan Fox

5,400,000

33 Jennifer Aniston

5,300,000

34 Olivia Rodrigo

5,200,000

35 Dua Lipa

5,200,000

36 Millie Bobby Brown

5,100,000

37 Taylor Swift

5,000,000

38 Michael Jackson

5,000,000

39 Lebron James

4,900,000

40 Adele

4,900,000

41 Emma Watson

4,900,000

42 Jennifer Lawrence

4,800,000

43 Leonardo Dicaprio

4,700,000

44 Jungkook

4,700,000

45 Meghan Markle

4,400,000

46 Brad Pitt

4,400,000

47 Sandra Bullock

4,400,000

48 Novak Djokovic

4,300,000

49 Kanye West

4,200,000

50 Jennifer Lopez

4,100,000

51 Lewis Hamilton

4,100,000

52 Emma Stone

4,100,000

53 Robert Pattinson

4,100,000

54 Tom Brady

4,000,000

55 Katrina Kaif

4,000,000

56 Jeff Bezos

3,900,000

57 Rafael Nadal

3,900,000

58 Virat Kohli

3,800,000

59 Kendall Jenner

3,800,000

60 Eminem

3,700,000

61 Ben Affleck

3,700,000

62 Keanu Reeves

3,700,000

63 Doja Cat

3,700,000

64 Madonna

3,600,000

65 Chris Evans

3,600,000

66 Queen Elizabeth

3,500,000

67 Ana de Armas

3,500,000

68 Camila Cabello

3,500,000

69 Gal Gadot

3,500,000

70 Priyanka Chopra

3,500,000

71 Joe Biden

3,400,000

72 Dwayne Johnson

3,400,000

73 Lady Gaga

3,300,000

74 Freddie Mercury

3,200,000

75 Chris Hemsworth

3,200,000

76 Marilyn Monroe

3,200,000

77 Ed Sheeran

3,200,000

78 John Cena

3,200,000

79 Shakira

3,200,000

80 Kourtney Kardashian

3,200,000

81 Timothee Chalamet

3,100,000

82 Natalie Portman

3,100,000

83 Jake Gyllenhaal

3,100,000

84 Jason Statham

3,100,000

85 Michael Jordan

3,000,000

86 Addison Rae

3,000,000

87 Mark Zuckerburg

3,000,000

88 Arnold Schwarzenegger

3,000,000

89 Conor McGregor

2,900,000

90 Bruce Willis

2,900,000

91 Matt Damon

2,900,000

92 Nicki Minaj

2,900,000

93 Miley Cyrus

2,800,000

94 Anne Hathaway

2,800,000

95 Drake

2,800,000

96 Clint Eastwood

2,700,000

97 Mariah Carey

2,700,000

98 George Clooney

2,700,000

99 Kate Middleton

2,700,000

100 Aaron Rodgers

2,700,000

Who is the most Googled person globally?

As of September 2022, the most searched person on Google globally was actor Johnny Depp followed closely by actress Amber Heard.

Their split in 2017 and the transpiring dramatic events led to Depp suing Heard for $50 million in a defamation lawsuit. This coverage led to a large spike in the number of people searching for the couple.

Interesting Observations About The Most Googled People

  • Most highly-Googled people are world-class athletes, famous actors, or strong political leaders.
  • People don’t stay trending as long as companies and brands do. Typically, an individual will be popular for a week or two at most before another catchy headline with a new person sparks the public interest.
  • There are a handful of people (Elon Musk, Tom Brady, and Selena Gomez) that tend to remain in the top 100 regardless of the current news cycle.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the most recent trending people searched on Google.

1. Ana De Armas

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5-year search growth: 185%

Search growth status: Exploding

Search Volume (US): 1,000,000

Search Volume (Global): 3,500,000

Description: Ana De Armas is a Cuban actress who made her acting debut at just 16 years old, taking on a leading role in the romance drama Una Rosa de Francia. She relocated to Spain when she was 18 and spent 6 seasons as the star in the popular teen drama, El Internado. Since then, she has starred in big blockbuster movies including Knives Out, Gray Man, No Time to Die, Blade Runner 2049, and most recently Blonde, a biographical picture about Marilyn Monroe’s life.

2. Marilyn Monroe

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5-year search growth: 47%

Search growth status: Regular

Search Volume (US): 823,000

Search Volume (Global): 3,200,000

Description: Marilyn Monroe was an American actress who became famous in the early 50’s and 60’s for her comedic characters in films. Her movies were widely popular, grossing over $200 million (about $2 billion today) before she tragically passed away from a barbiturate drug overdose in 1962. To this day, Monroe remains an iconic symbol in pop culture and is currently trending due to a recent biographical film about her life titled Blonde, which stars Cuban actress Ana De Armas.

3. Tom Brady

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5-year search growth: 71%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 2,700,000

Search Volume (Global): 4,000,000

Description: Tom Brady is an American football quarterback who is currently in his 23rd NFL season. He spent his first 20 years playing for the New England Patriots, where he won 6 of his Super Bowl rings. After moving on from the franchise, he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won another Super Bowl ring, giving him a total of 7. Brady has been in the news recently following his sudden divorce from Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

4. George Clooney

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5-year search growth: 5%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 1,200,000

Search Volume (Global): 2,700,000

Description: George Clooney is an American filmmaker and actor. Clooney emerged in the 1990s starring in the hit television series ER and has taken on many leading roles in popular films such as Batman & Robin, Ocean’s Eleven, Gravity, and O Brother Where Art Thou. Since bursting onto the big screen, Clooney has won two Academy Awards, one British Academy Award, and four Golden Globe Awards.

5. Queen Elizabeth II

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5-year search growth: -42%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 1,200,000

Search Volume (Global): 2,700,000

Description: Elizabeth Windsor II was the Queen of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth realms who reigned from 1952 to 2022. Succeeding the throne at just 25 years old, her rule lasted for over 70 years and throughout her time as Queen, she reigned over 32 sovereign states. Her rule was the longest of any British monarch and any female leader in modern history.

6. Novak Djokovic

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5-year search growth: 866%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 550,000

Search Volume (Global): 4,300,000

Description: Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis star who has been named the top tennis player in the world seven times. He has won 90 career titles and 21 grand slam titles since turning pro in 2003. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, his current major competitors, each have 22 and 20 grand slam trophies respectively. Their fierce competition between the three tennis stars continues to make headlines as the race continues to see who will pull away with the most grand slams by the end of their career.

7. Elon Musk

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5-year search growth: 581%

Search growth status: Exploding

Search Volume (US): 2,700,000

Search Volume (Global): 10,500,000

Description: Elon Musk is an American entrepreneur that has founded six companies including Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company. He also has the highest net worth of any individual in the world, sitting at around $220 billion. Elon has caught the attention of the media recently for his acquisition of the social media company Twitter.

8. Vladimir Putin

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5-year search growth: 62%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 1,500,000

Search Volume (Global): 8,400,000

Description: Vladimir Putin is a former Russian officer and legislator who served as the president from 1999-2008, the prime minister from 2008-2012, and president once again from 2012 to today. Putin has been in the news recently due to the conflict with Ukraine which intensified in early 2022.

9. Kanye West

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5-year search growth: 170%

Search growth status: Regular

Search Volume (US): 1,800,000

Search Volume (Global): 4,200,000

Description: Kanye West (also known as Ye) is an American rapper, producer, and fashion designer. Kanye has recently taken the spotlight in a negative way, as he made derogatory comments about Jewish people via his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Both companies removed his posts and since then he has been dropped from major companies including Adidas, JPMorgan Chase, Gap, Balenciaga, and many more, which decreased his net worth below a billion for the first time in many years.

10. Kylian Mbappe

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5-year search growth: 12%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 246,000

Search Volume (Global): 5,600,000

Description: Kylian Mbappe is a 23 year old French soccer star who has recently taken the spotlight for his exceptional dribbling abilities, quickness, and finishing. Widely recognized as one of the best athletes in the world, he plays for one of France’s best soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, and for the national team. Mbappe plays the forward position and has a total of 243 goals throughout his professional career.

11. Joe Biden

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5-year search growth: 500%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 2,200,000

Search Volume (Global): 3,400,000

Description: Joe Biden is an American Democratic Party politician and current President of the United States. Biden first served as a member of the Senate for the state of Delaware for 36 years before becoming the Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. After his third presidential campaign, Biden won the election over Donald Trump in November 2020.

12. Billie Eilish

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5-year search growth: 1750%

Search growth status: Peaked

Search Volume (US): 1,800,000

Search Volume (Global): 7,400,000

Description: Billie Eilish is a young American singer and songwriter who debuted her first hit song, Ocean Eyes, at the age of 14. Her brother Finneas produced the song and the dynamic duo has continued to work together throughout their careers. At just 20 years old, Billie has over 50 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 2 studio albums under her belt.

Conclusion

This wraps up our lists of the top searched people in the world.

As you may have noticed from this list, people with the most search volume growth have typically been in the news recently, and their actions, whether good or bad, have caught the attention of social media users and major news outlets.

If you enjoyed this list, check our regularly-updated list of top Google searches.