Elon Musk named among ‘most Go

Elon Musk would not mind creating his won smartphone. Image: ANGELA WEISS/AFP

Elon Musk named among ‘most Googled’ celebrities of the year

South African-born billionaire Elon Musk, sportsman Tom Brady and Queen Elizabeth all make the top ten most Googled celebrites of 2022, 

Elon Musk named among ‘most Go

Elon Musk would not mind creating his won smartphone. Image: ANGELA WEISS/AFP

New research has revealed the most Googled celebrities of 2022 in America, with actress Amber Heard taking the top spot with two of her exes billionaire Elon Musk and Hollywood actor Johnny Depp makinf the top ten.

The research conducted by celebrity news site CelebTattler analysed Google search data for over 150 of the most influential celebrities since January 1st 2022 to determine which celebrity was the most talked about of the year.

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ELON MUSK, AMBER HEARD, JOHNNY DEPP MAKE ‘MOST GOOGLED’ CELEB LIST

The study revealed Amber Heard as the most Googled celebrity of the year with 5.6 million average searches each month of 2022, in America. Heard made headlines along with her former husband, Johnny Depp – who ranks second – amid a defamation trial from April to June of this year.

Johnny Depp was Googled 5.5 million times each month this year on average, slightly lower than Heard. Despite Heard having the overall highest search interest, when broken down geographically, 34 of 50 states searched for Johnny Depp more than any other celebrity this year.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard’s bid for a mistrial over an alleged juror mistake was rejected by the judge on Wednesday, 13 July. Image via @cosmoindia/Instagram

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Queen Elizabeth II received the third highest number of Google searches in American throughout 2022. Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed away in September 2022, resulting in The Queen being Googled 4.2 million times each month.

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Vogue unveils blank cover to pay respect to late Queen Elizabeth who died aged 96, on Thursday 8 September 2022 – Image via AFP Photographer: Andrew Matthews

Tom Brady is the most Googled sports star in America in 2022, and the fourth most Googled celebrity overall. Brady has been Googled 4.06 million times per month this year. Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February and recently appeared in the news due to his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

Tom Brady
NFL superstar quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen are to file for divorce, according to reports. Image via @gisele/Instagram

One of 2022’s most talked about couples take fifth and sixth place respectively. Kim Kardashian was Googled 3.4 million times per month across America in 2022, making her the fifth most talked about celebrity of the year. Her former boyfriend for a large part of the year, Pete Davidson ranks sixth, having been Googled 3.2 million times per month on average.

Kim
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian called it quits and now he is dressing like Kanye. Image via Twitter @Rap.

Due to his recent controversial acquisition of Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk is the seventh most Googled celebrity of the year. Musk has been Googled 3.19 million times per month in America.

Elon Musk. Image via @elonrmusk/Instagram

Will Smith ranks as the eighth most Googled celebrity of the year, being searched 3.15 million times, just slightly lower than Elon Musk. Will Smith hit the headlines in March after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony where he later went on to win Best Actor for his role in King Richard.

Will Smith
Will Smith reflected on the night he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscar’s during a sit down interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show. Image via YouTube screenshot

Rounding out the top ten are two actresses who have been the faces of hit TV shows in 2022. Millie Bobby Brown is the ninth most Googled celebrity of the year in America, with American’s Googling the Stranger Things actress 2.78 million times per month this year. Zendaya, from Euphoria fame, completes the top ten, being searched 2.71 million times per month in America throughout the year.

Zendaya
Zendaya wins big at the Emmys. Image via Twitter @McKenzie_JP.