The 100 Most Searched People on Google in 2023

Last updated: January, 2023  –  Every week, we create a list of the most searched people on Google by filtering through 25+ billion keywords. Below we share the full list plus the most googled person in the world for the past 3 years.

Highlights

  • The most searched person on Google today: Pele (The Brazilian professional footballer died in Dec 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in 2022: Will Smith (Will Smith holds the record for most Googled Person of 2022 after he slapped a fellow actor on stage at the Oscars in Mar 2022).
  • The most searched person on Google in 2021: Trump
  • The most searched person on Google in 2020: Kobe Bryant (Bryant died unexpectedly in Jan 2020)
  • The most searched person on Google in 2019: Trump
  • The most searched person on Google of all time: Trump (his election in Nov 2016 hit an all time high of 153M searches that month)

The Full List – The Most Searched People in 2022

Rank Person Search Volume (past 30 days)
1 Messi 43,493,385
2 Pele 24,468,352
3 Trump 9,128,660
4 Andrew Tate 4,500,324
5 Harry Styles 3,970,434
6 Goku 3,736,527
7 Taylor Swift 3,520,778
8 Bad Bunny 3,473,333
9 Justin Bieber 3,298,768
10 The Rock 3,062,491
11 Ye 2,751,086
12 Drake 2,666,911
13 Madonna 2,651,492
14 Elon Musk 2,516,662
15 Kanye West 2,462,527
16 Luffy 2,367,536
17 Xxxtentacion 2,205,302
18 Tom Cruise 2,162,140
19 Eminem 2,115,349
20 Camilla 2,065,862
21 Shakira 2,060,072
22 Anne Heche 1,965,272
23 Queen Elizabeth 1,870,693
24 Meghan Markle 1,813,851
25 King Charles 1,813,517
26 Kim Kardashian 1,752,612
27 Beyonce 1,600,232
28 Ariana Grande 1,588,169
29 Prince William 1,581,896
30 Mike Tyson 1,578,807
31 Dahmer 1,574,571
32 Lady Gaga 1,551,232
33 Leonardo Dicaprio 1,526,718
34 Prince Harry 1,522,253
35 Brad Pitt 1,503,617
36 Kevin Hart 1,164,946
37 Selena Gomez 1,144,327
38 Tom Brady 1,134,337
39 Donald Trump 1,131,356
40 Obama 1,130,967
41 Tom Holland 1,117,298
42 Nicki Minaj 1,114,845
43 Will Smith 1,104,313
44 Rihanna 1,100,525
45 Michael Jordan 1,090,970
46 Jennifer Lopez 1,084,908
47 Zoro 1,077,521
48 Sylvester Stallone 1,075,870
49 Millie Bobby Brown 1,068,088
50 Kate Middleton 1,067,065

Rank Person Search Volume (past 30 days)
51 Ben Affleck 1,040,651
52 Kylie Jenner 1,038,120
53 Joe Biden 1,026,145
54 Snoop Dogg 1,007,530
55 Johnny Depp 1,002,356
56 Vegeta 992,316
57 Elton John 957,235
58 Addison Rae 913,517
59 Cardi B 904,232
60 Zendaya 900,805
61 Chris Brown 871,439
62 Amber Heard 861,805
63 Val Kilmer 815,114
64 Lebron James 785,341
65 Liz Cheney 768,164
66 Ryan Reynolds 761,419
67 Rhaenyra Targaryen 721,340
68 Arnold Schwarzenegger 714,345
69 Pete Davidson 705,559
70 Joe Rogan 700,908
71 Priscilla Presley 700,541
72 Adam Sandler 699,693
73 Mark Wahlberg 686,231
74 Lil Baby 677,439
75 Venus Williams 639,585
76 Chris Hemsworth 638,496
77 Yoda 636,506
78 Jennifer Aniston 617,088
79 Clint Eastwood 611,569
80 Dolly Parton 603,912
81 Nick Cannon 594,297
82 Austin Butler 574,145
83 Hasbulla 560,182
84 Usher 550,613
85 Lil Wayne 525,053
86 Gordon Ramsay 523,492
87 Yung Gravy 523,388
88 Olivia Rodrigo 519,176
89 Olivia Newton John 519,016
90 Ryan Gosling 518,751
91 Shaq 516,095
92 R Kelly 509,865
93 Natalie Portman 497,636
94 Dwayne Johnson 496,728
95 Wendy Williams 477,135
96 Blippi 463,886
97 Gigi Hadid 450,853
98 Steve Harvey 447,418
99 Sadie Sink 447,056
100 Zac Efron 441,813

Rank Person Search Volume (past 30 days)
101 Idris Elba 436,547
102 Zhongli 425,810
103 Vecna 425,652
104 Nba Youngboy 424,054
105 Nicole Kidman 423,178
106 Mrbeast 422,646
107 Eddie Munson 419,309
108 Darth Vader 399,661
109 Logan Paul 398,083
110 Robert Downey Jr 392,413
111 Channing Tatum 369,554
112 Jack Harlow 368,115
113 Queen Camilla 365,998
114 Prince Edward 352,365
115 Khloe Kardashian 349,106
116 Princess Anne 348,448
117 Noah Schnapp 347,522
118 Brittney Griner 346,770
119 Heidi Klum 345,517
120 Oprah 344,895
121 Vin Diesel 335,302
122 Quando Rondo 333,060
123 Finn Wolfhard 330,345
124 Undertaker 328,031
125 Fetterman 315,303
126 Winona Ryder 315,012
127 Joseph Quinn 314,597
128 Harrison Ford 304,719
129 Zenitsu 303,944
130 Lisa Marie Presley 278,085
131 Usain Bolt 274,017
132 Halle Bailey 271,487
133 Nick Jonas 267,553
134 Yeat 262,833
135 Eddie Murphy 260,913
136 Ice Spice 259,584
137 Vladimir Putin 253,872
138 Roger Federer 250,919
139 Ivana Trump 250,583
140 Steph Curry 249,374
141 Warren Buffett 243,958
142 Jojo Siwa 243,688
143 Hunter Biden 243,586
144 Queen Latifah 242,655
145 Young Thug 219,362
146 Whoopi Goldberg 209,938
147 Ishowspeed 205,703
148 Willie Nelson 199,891
149 Viola Davis 186,403
150 Quandale Dingle 182,594

Most Searched Person by Timeframe

  • The most searched person on Google in December 2022: Lionel Messi (Messi won the 2022 FIFA World Cup after Argentina beat France)
  • The most searched person on Google in November 2022: Kanye West (The famous rapper drew headlines for anti-semitic behavior and announced 2024 presidential bid in Nov 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in October 2022: Jeffrey Dahmer (Dahmer's story topped Netflix's list of most watched series in Oct 2022, becoming the second most-viewed Netflix series of all time)
  • The most searched person on Google in September 2022: Queen Elizabeth (The Queen died in Sep 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in August 2022: Anne Heche (A famous actress, Heche died in Aug 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in July 2022: Ivana Trump (Trump's ex-wife died in Jul 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in June 2022: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard (The famous actors' defamation lawsuit played out in court in May and June of 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in May 2022: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
  • The most searched person on Google in April 2022: Will Smith (Smith slapped a fellow actor on stage at the Oscars in Mar 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in March 2022: Putin (Putin invaded Ukraine in Feb 2022)
  • The most searched person on Google in February 2022: Putin

Most Searched Person by Category

  • The most searched man: Donald Trump
  • The most searched woman: Queen Elizabeth
  • The most searched singer: Justin Bieber
  • The most searched actor: Will Smith
  • The most searched artist: Justin Bieber
  • The most searched K-pop idol: BTS
  • The most searched personality: Kim Kardashian
  • The most searched athlete: Kobe Bryant
  • The most searched football player: Tom Brady
  • The most searched tennis player: Serena Williams
  • The most searched ballerina: Misty Copeland
  • The most searched cricketer: Virat Kohli
  • The most searched president: Donald Trump
  • The most searched celebrity: Donald Trump
  • The most searched pulitzer winner: Robert Frost
  • The most searched Asian celebrity: Jackie Chan
  • The most searched politician: Donald Trump
  • The most searched presidential candidate: Donald Trump

Fascinating Statistics

1. A person's searches are highest when they die:

2. Most of the top searched people in the world are entertainers

  • Roughly 1/3rd are musicians
  • Roughly 1/4th are actors and another 1/4th are politicians
  • The only entrepreneur to make it on the list is Elon Musk
  • 5% are not real people (anime characters, etc.)

How we collected this data

To make the most comprehensive list of the the most searched people on Google, we first segment our database of 25B+ keywords to isolate all the individuals. We then used a set of heuristics to eliminate those that weren't talked about very much over the past month. This leaves us with a list of about 10-20,000 people. From there, we run those through our search volume tool, which is trusted by top institutions from the New York Times to IKEA then we simply sort by the people with the most searches.

Note that when we calculate the most searched person of 2022, for example, we are calculating the person whose searches reached the highest peak during the timeframe any given month. Looking at it on a yearly basis though would have put Trump at the top of the list for each year, from 2016 through even today.

To access a CSV of the top 1,000 searched people, updated every week, please contact us here.

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