America’s Most Googled Celebrities Of The Year

America's Most Googled Celebrities of the Year
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  • Amber Heard is 2022’s most Googled celebrity, averaging 5.6 million searches each month in America this year
  • Johnny Depp is the second most Googled celebrity of 2022, and is searched at the slightly lower rate of 5.5 million times a month this year
  • Elon Musk, Tom Brady, Pete Davidson and Queen Elizabeth all make the top ten

New research has revealed the most Googled celebrities of 2022 in America, with Amber Heard taking the top spot.

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The most googled celebrities of 2022

The research, conducted by news site CelebTattler, analyzed Google search data for more than 150 of the most influential celebrities since January 1St 2022 to determine which celebrity talked the most that year.

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 with her ex-husband Johnny Depp – who came in second – amid a defamation trial from April to June this year.

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

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

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 a month this year. Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February and has recently been in the news for his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

One of 2022’s most talked about couples takes the fifth and sixth place respectively. Kim Kardashian was Googled 3.4 million times per month across America in 2022, making her the fifth most famous celebrity of the year. Her ex-boyfriend for much of the yearPete Davidson ranks sixth, having been googled an average of 3.2 million times a month.

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

Will Smith ranked as the eighth most Googled celebrity of the year, and was searched 3.15 million times, only slightly lower than Elon Musk. Will Smith made headlines in March after he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage during the 94st Academy Award ceremony where he later won best actor for his role in King Richard.

In the top ten are two actresses who were 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 strange things actress 2.78 million times a month this year.

Zendayaof Euphoria fame, completes the top ten, searched 2.71 million times a month in America throughout the year.

America’s Most Googled Celebrities of the Year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Amber Heard 5,651,700
2 Johnny Depp 5,565,100
3 Queen Elizabeth II 4,294,300
4 Tom Brady 4,061,900
5 Kim Kardashian 3,479,700
6 Pete Davidson 3,291,000
7 Elon Musk 3,193,000
8 Will Smith 3,155,900
9 Millie Bobby Brown 2,782,600
10 Zendaya 2,718,300
11 LeBron James 2,349,000
12 Stephen Curry 2,180,900
13 Taylor Swift 2,100,400
14 Harry Styles 2,099,300
15 Ryan Reynolds 2,078,900

America’s Most Googled Women of the Year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Amber Heard 5,651,700
2 Queen Elizabeth II 4,294,300
3 Kim Kardashian 3,479,700
4 Millie Bobby Brown 2,782,600
5 Zendaya 2,718,300
6 Taylor Swift 2,100,400
7 Sydney Sweeney 2,049,200
8 Rihanna 1,779,900
9 Billie Eilish 1,765,700
10 Ariana Grande 1,682,900

America’s Most Googled Men of the Year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Johnny Depp 5,565,100
2 Tom Brady 4,061,900
3 Pete Davidson 3,291,000
4 Elon Musk 3,193,000
5 Will Smith 3,155,900
6 LeBron James 2,349,000
7 Stephen Curry 2,180,900
8 Harry Styles 2,099,300
9 Ryan Reynolds 2,078,900
10 Kanye West 2,050,100

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson for CelebTattler said:

“This year certainly hasn’t been lacking when it comes to celebrity news stories, whether it’s Elon Musk taking over Twitter or the Don’t Worry Darling behind-the-scenes drama. This study provides a fascinating insight into which celebrities have had the greatest impact on the American people and it will be interesting to see if these search numbers rise or fall in 2023.”

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